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Finance ministry officials arrested for soliciting bribes

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Police has Tuesday arrested two senior officials from the Ministry of Finance over soliciting bribe from investors, prompting a cordon at the ministry’s headquarters.

On arrest of Commissioner Geoffrey Turyamuhika and Economist Michael Ogwal, the Inspector General of Police (IGP) General Kale Kayihura briefed President Yoweri Museveni, who in turn commended the security agencies for ‘swift action’ and warned public servants to desist from corruption.

“I have been briefed by the police about the arrest of two senior officials in the Finance Ministry who were taking bribes from investors,” Mr. Museveni tweeted, adding: “I thank the security agencies for acting swiftly. This is Kisanja Hakuna Mchezo and we shall be harsh on public servants guilty of corruption.”

Sources said the two officials will be charged soon.

 

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