IGG Arrests 4 Mitooma District Officials Over Corruption


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Four district officials from Mitooma district have been arrested following an investigation by the Inspectorate of Government (IG) into allegations that the Mitooma District Service Commission advertised several jobs in February 2018, which were marred with irregularities.

The officials were arrested by the IG on October 7.

These are Amon Byamugisha, Senior Human Resource Officer, Saverinus Beyendeza, Community Development Officer, Onesmus Agaba, Human Resource Officer, and Sarah Kiconco, Community Development Officer.

They face charges of corruption, contrary to Sections 2(a) and 26 of the Anti-corruption Act, 2009.

It is alleged that Amon Byamugisha, a Senor Human Resource Officer of Mitooma District Local Government, corruptly solicited gratification of Shs 2.5m from Keleth Atamba as an inducement to secure Keleth Atamba a job as a Procurement Officer of Mitooma District Local Government.  

Byamugisha is also accused of receiving gratification of Shs 1.5m on his Mobile Phone Number 0787562141 from Atamba as an inducement to secure Keleth Atamba a job as a Procurement Officer of Mitooma District Local Government.  

The other accused, Severinus Beyendiza is alleged to have corruptly received gratification of Shs 2m on his inducement to secure Sarah Kiconco a job as a Community Development Officer of Mitooma District Local Government.  

It is further alleged that Agaaba Onesmus, a Human Resource Officer of Mitooma District Local Government during the month of April 2018, corruptly offered gratification of Shs 2m to Amon Byamugisha, a Senior Human Resource Officer of Mitooma District Local Government on his Mobile Phone Number 0787562141 as an inducement to secure Onesmus Agaaba a job as a Human Resource Officer of Mitooma District Local Government.  

Sarah Kiconco faces the same charge of Corruption. It is alleged she corruptly offered gratification of Shs 2m to Saverinus Beyeniza, Community Development Officer of Mitooma District Local Government on his Mobile Phone Number 0772988898 as an inducement to secure Sarah Kiconco a job as a Human Resource Officer of Mitooma District Local Government.  

They will appear at the anti-corruption court today, Tuesday for plea taking.

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