By Andrew Visper
On Friday, june 21/2019, the Anti Corruption Court charged two Bank of Uganda (BoU) officials with abuse of office and corruption.
The charged are Francis Kakeeto, BoU branch manager and his assistant, Fred Wanyama who were sent to Paris , France in April to verify and witness the transportation of Shs350 billion in Shs50,000 denominations printed by Oberthur Fiduciaire.
According to local online media, Kakeeto, 36 a resident of Nabuti, Mukono and Wanyama, 42 a resident of Seeta, Mukono on April 26, 2019 between France, Belgium and Entebbe International Airport were assigned by their employer to carry out a per-shipment inspection of printed materials in France but in abuse of the authority of their offices, did an arbitrary act, prejudicial to the interest of their employer to wit, allowed the inclusion of unauthorized cargo on a cargo plane fully chartered by BoU.
The duo was also charged with corruption.
Last week, Lt Col Edith Nakalema, the head of State House Anti-Corruption Unit confirmed that they were carrying out an investigation on the central bank over its procurement and supply chain activities.