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Museveni orders arrest of two REA officials over corruption

The two officials are accused among other many cases of soliciting bribes from investors whose companies had been awarded contracts to provide services to Rural Electrification Agency.

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Uganda’s President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has ordered the Head of the Anti Corruption Unit, Lt Col Edith Nakalema to immediately arrest and apprehend two Rural Electrification Agency officials of over corruption.

The two officials are; John Turyagyenda and Godfrey Werikhe who are accused among other many cases of soliciting bribes from investors whose companies had been awarded contracts to provide services to Rural Electrification Agency.

In a letter dated April 12, 2021 seen by this website, President Museveni regrettably said that despite his earlier directive, the Minister of Energy went ahead and renewed the contract of the two officials yet a report had already been presented to him about their illegal dealings.

” I have directed the Head of the Anti Corruption Unit at State House Lt Col Edith Nakalema to cooperate with the Director of CID to arrest and apprehend the two subjects for trial in the Anti Corruption Court”. reads part of President Museveni’s letter addressed to Nakalema.

The President pointed out that the Inspector General of Government, Police Criminal Investigations and Internal Security Organisation had all made reports indicating that the two men should not have their contracts renewed.

When contacted, the Minister of Energy Mary Goretti Kitutu said that she did not know that the two men were blacklisted.

By Press-time, Lt Col Edith Nakalema was unreachable for a comment on this development.

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