State house anti- corruption unit arrest three official’s over corruption
By: Melanie Aanyu
The Principal Human Resource Officer, Internal Auditor and the Human Resource officer Soroti District Local Government have been arrested by the State House Anti-Corruption Unit.
Simon Okanya, Michael Okello and Charles Oonyu were rounded up this morning 29th September 2022 for allegedly inflating, mismanaging and manipulation of the district payroll.
The arrests were confirmed by the East Kyoga Police Spokesperson, Oscar Ageca Gregory in a press statement where he revealed that officers in Kumi and Kalaki are also under investigation by the same Unit.
Ageca further revealed that the Soroti district local government Payroll had ghost workers inserted into the payroll and the wage budget artificially increased to over Five hundred million Uganda shillings.
The Principal Human Resource Officer is also accused of fleecing pensioners.