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IGG recovers over Sh30 billion in two years

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Inspectorate of Government (IGG) investigated 26 high-profile corruption cases and directed the recovery of over Shs30 billion since July 2020.

This was revealed in a statement by State Minister for Ethics and Integrity, Rose Lily Akello, on the commemoration of Anti-Corruption Day on December 9.

Held annually, this year’s day was commemorated in Ibanda district and presided over by the Minister for Justice and Constitutional Affairs, Norbert Mao.

In her statement, Akello highlighted that of the Shs30 billion recovered public funds, Shs 9bn was from the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Husbandry and Fisheries, Shs 1bn from Uganda Bureau of Statistics and the rest from other government agencies.

She further noted that the IGG has prosecuted 86 cases and secured 34 convictions while at the same time causing interdiction the of 45 public officers including the chairperson of the Uganda Land Commission, Beatrice Byenkya.

” Currently, the IGG is investigating cases valued at about Shs 500 billion, some of which led to halting numerous suspicious procurements and activities that would have led to the loss of public funds,” Akello said.

She added that the IGG has stepped up engagements with the public to mobilize them to join the war against corruption.

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