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.
Happening now! I’m in Ibanda Municipality representing President @KagutaMuseveni as Guest of Honour at the commemoration of the Anti-Corruption Day. Since the corrupt birds have learnt to fly without perching, the anti-corruption forces must learn to shoot without missing! pic.twitter.com/PWPtPTvuyC
— Norbert Mao (@norbertmao) December 9, 2022
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.
Justice minister @norbertmao, NMG-Uganda general manager Editorial @Kalinaki & @IGGBetiKamya pose with a dummy cheque of Shs32.5m awarded to @DailyMonitor for publishing stories that helped @IGGUganda recover Shs640m of Shs8.7b stolen by 15 @MAAIF_Uganda officials…. pic.twitter.com/UYrx7sF775
— Daily Monitor (@DailyMonitor) December 9, 2022