COURT: The Anti-Corruption Court has convicted & sentenced Mause Tom, the former Chairperson Area Land Committee and three directors of the Lions Club of Tororo Host Ltd; Googo Nelson, Wamala Lawrence & Dambio John over graft
In May 2022, a joint operation by the State House Anti-Corruption Unit and Police arrested Directors of Tororo Lion’s Club Host Ltd, the District Senior Lands Management Officer (Ag. Physical Planner),former Chairperson Area Land Committee, Municipal Engineer & the Town Clerk for conspiring with the Senior lands management officer & the former chairperson area land committee to unlawfully transfer a public land comprised in plot 8-20 Busia road
The directors acting with Mr. Mause Tom and Mr Osudo Jackson attempted to fraudulently register the land to their privately company, Lions Club of Tororo Host Ltd created to usurp the rights of the legitimate registered trustees of Lions Club of Tororo
This fraudulent process was intercepted at the Ministry of Lands Zonal Offices, Mbale after it was found that there was no input of the Physical Planner. These acts were reported to the State House Anti-corruption Unit which liaised with the Criminal Investigations Directorate (CID) that arrested the accused and later charged in court.
In a related development, the Tororo Municipality Town clerk & the Municipal Engineer were also arrested over embezzlement of over Ugx 180m funds meant to construct Kagera Bridge
Civil servants in several districts are always on tenterhooks as the State House Anti-Corruption Unit continues to crack the whip, arresting suspected corrupt officials on site.
The anti-graft team, working in liaison with the Uganda Police Force, have had several suspects picked up in Wakiso, Tororo, Ntoroko, Kasese and Mpondwe Town Council, Bundibugyo, Nakaseke and Luwero districts etc