President Museveni is on Monday set to launch state house anti- corruption unit that was instituted in June this year on grounds that he is frustrated by the inspector general of government’s (IGG) office in the fight against the vice.
The instituted team is led by former Secretary General of Uganda National Teachers Union (UNATU) and a member of central executive committee of national resistance movement (NRM) James Tweheyo, Ms. Martha Asiimwe and sister Akiror.
Museveni’s move come at a time when Parliament’s Committee on Commissions, Statutory Authorities and State Enterprises (Cosase) in grilling bank of Uganda’s official over corruption and dubious ways taken in the closure of seven commercial banks starting with Teefe bank in 1993.
The committee will directly be reporting to the president who will intervene and draw final decisions for suspects to produce in court among other measures.
Museveni vowed that, in order to speed up in monitoring economic production and service delivery, his government will offer bicycles to parish chiefs saying it is quite and health for him to peddle around to monitor and inspect.
The IGG Irene Mulyagonja lauded president Museveni for such intervention noting that the committee will help in establishing corrupt officials that could be hiding behind him.
Senior officials who have been tried over corruption: former ministers, Herbert Kabafunzaki, Eng. Abraham Byandala. Others are former National Social Security Fund boss, David Chandi Jamwa, the former Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Public Service Jimmy Lwamafa, former Principal Accountants, Godfrey Kazinda and Christopher Obey among others.