The former head of the State House Anti-Corruption Unit Col Edith Nakalema has bounced back as the head of a new unit inside the State House to protect investors from extortion.
According to sources, President Museveni has established another anti-corruption unit named the State House Investors Protection Unit which will sit close to him.
This is the second anti-corruption unit created by President Museveni and headed by Nakalema in less than five years.
Under the leadership of Col. Nakalema before she handed over to Gen. Henery Isoke to pursue a one-year training course in January last year, the State House Anti-Corruption Unit has registered a huge success against corruption and has been able to recover over UGX30 billion in taxpayers’ money through prosecutions, and other measures used to compel corrupt officials to refund embezzled public funds.
The Unit has so far investigated different public servants for graft, including members of parliament, accounting officers, security personnel, and directors of several government agencies and commissions among other Gov’t big fish.
In addition to the above, the Unit has also ensured the safe return of over 600 Ugandans stranded after being trafficked to Arab countries.
It has also conclusively investigated over 10,000 cases and interdicted over 200 government workers from public offices. SH-ACU was established under Article 99(4) of the constitution of Uganda, which gives the President executive powers to either directly or indirectly perform his duties or through officers subordinate to him.
Launched on 10th December 2018, SH-ACU coordinates with all constitutionally mandated agencies to ensure that complaints raised by citizens are resolved. The Unit also acts as a link between H.E. the President, citizens, and Anti- Corruption agencies in relation to Anti-Corruption issues.
Recently, President Museveni indicated that corruption was limiting Uganda’s chances of growing its economy, adding that he was going to get tough on the corrupt government officials and civil servants who are taking bribes and frustrating investors and we can’t wait to see Nakalema’ s iron hand in the newly created unit.