Corruption cases reported per day to the State House Anti-Corruption Unit have increased tremendously.
Officials yesterday said after the presidential launch of the citizens’ corruption awareness campaign in August, the cases have increased from 179 to 270 on average per day.
Lt Col Edith Nakalema, who heads the Anti- Corruption Unit at State House, said they are referring the cases to the Inspectorate of Government (IG) and others to the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) for appropriate handling.
“We have been running the campaign since August in collaboration with the relevant anti-corruption agencies. This is to ensure that citizens’ complaints are attended to. But most importantly, we want to involve everyone to understand that corruption can be fought by everyone,” Lt Col Nakalema said yesterday while addressing heads of anti-corruption agencies.
The social media campaign run by private company Oracy Advocacy, seeks to create public awareness about the mandates and roles of the different anti-corruption agencies including CID, PPDA, IGG, the Financial Intelligence Authority (FIA) and the Auditor General, among other agencies.
In August, President Museveni launched the campaign to expose the corrupt in both government and private sector.
The spokesperson of the CID, Mr Charles Twine, said four people among them a woman had been arrested for allegedly impersonating the police on twitter and communicating unmisleading messages to the public.