TWO URA OFFICIALS ARRESTED OVER SHS45M BRIBE
The State House Anti-Corruption Unit has picked up two Jinja based Uganda Revenue Authority-URA officers, Hassan Milo and Ferdinand Wamala after they were caught red handed receiving a bribe of Shillings 45 million from local businessman, Jomo Nkata.
The bribe was part of Shillings 50 million meant to help Jomo to evade payment of Shillings 3 billion he owes the tax body.
Jomo told journalists that he tipped off the State House Anti-Corruption Unit because he was fed up of pressure from the URA officers.
"I decided to engage this anti-corruption unit because am fed up of pressure from these URA who keep on approaching me for bribes yet I was given a period of three years to clear my tax arrears," he said. The duo was arrested by four plain clothed officers from Nile Anchor hotel and ferried to unknown destination.
President, Yoweri Museveni unveiled the State House Anti-Corruption Unit during the commemoration of the World Anti-Corruption Day at Kololo Ceremonial grounds on December 10th, 2018.
He said the unit, which is under Lieutenant Colonel Edith Nakalema will work in collaboration with other government anti-corruption agencies to stamp out corruption.