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Two Charged With Corruption for Misusing Gov't Bulldozer

Documents recovered from the suspects during investigations show that in June 2018, Tumwesigye signed a contract with Hoima sugar factory to clear the bushes at Shillings 80million, which was deposited onto his personal account.
Grace Akullo the Police Director Criminal Investigations
The Director of Public Prosecution-DPP has sanctioned corruption charges against two government officials accused of using a Ministry of Works bull dozer for their private work. They are Vincent Tumwesigye, the Masindi District Works Supervisor and John Bosco Odokonyero, a Bull dozer operator attached to Ministry of Works.

Odokonyero is also facing charges of Abuse of Office and Conspiracy to commit a crime. The duo was picked up a fortnight ago by the State House Anti-Corruption Unit and handed over to the Criminal Investigations Directorate-CID. 

Preliminary findings indicate that in September 2018, Tumwesigye signed for a Bulldozer registration number UG 1770W on grounds that it would be used for emergency construction of Kimengo- Masindi Port road.  It is alleged that after receiving the bulldozer, the suspects diverted it to the newly created Kikuube District to clear the gardens of out growers attached to Hoima sugar factory. 

Documents recovered from the suspects during investigations show that in June 2018, Tumwesigye signed a contract with Hoima sugar factory to clear the bushes at Shillings 80million, which was deposited onto his personal account. 

Odokonyero, who operated the bulldozer as a part of the contract received Shillings 1 million before it was returned to the works ministry. The CID Director Grace Akullo confirmed the arrest of the duo. 

"We have those people and investigations are ongoing," Akullo said.  It is not clear when the suspects will appear before court to answer the charges.