Covid-19: Uganda’s OPM Permanent Secretary arrested for inflating prices for relief food

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KAMPALA – The State House Anti-corruption unit headed by President Museveni’s military assistant Lt. Col. Edith Nakalema has arrested top officials at the Office of the Prime Minister including the Permanent Secretary Christine Guwatudde Kintu on suspension of inflating prices of maize and beans being given out for relief to the vulnerable population in the Coronavirus response.

Lt. Col. Edith Nakalema, Head of the Uganda State House Anti-corruption unit

Nakalema announced that Guwattude had been arrested together with Martin Owor, the commissioner in charge of Disaster Preparedness and Management, Joel Wanjala(Accounting officer) and Fred Lutimba( Assistant Commissioner in charge of procurement) in the office of the Prime Minister had been arrested.

Christine Guwatudde, Permanent Secretary, Office of the Prime Minister

“They have all been arrested to help in the ongoing investigations,”Nakalema said.

She said that the president ordered that investigation be made public for everyone to see adding that further updates will be given.

Nakalema said the group had been handed over to CID to continue with investigations.

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