Sacked EC officials face arrest on charges of corruption, abuse of office

According to reliable sources sacked EC secretary Sam Rwakojo is also faulted by the President for ignoring the proposal that the Uganda Printing and Publishing Company UPPC and German company called Veridos be allowed to handle the printing of ballot papers and other electoral materials for 2021 elections.

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The Sacked EC Secretary Sam Rwakojo.File/Photo

By Amina Nakayi

News coming in from reliable sources indicate that seven senior Electoral Commission officials sacked by President Museveni on Tuesday 21st July could soon face arrest on charges of corruption and abuse of office, The Homeland Newspaper has learnt.

Early last week President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni sacked Sam Rwakojo, the secretary general of the Electoral Commission (EC), with six other senior officials on allegations of corruption and abuse of office.

Also sacked are EC spokesperson Jotham Taremwa, IT Director Namugera Pontius, Director Finance & Administrator Joseph Lwanga, Data Department’s Edgar Kasigwa, Network Administrators Jordan Lubega and Musuza Charles and Godfrey Wanyoto who has been heading procurement.

The Homeland Newspaper has obtained information to the effect that the affected officials could soon be arrested by the State House Anti-Corruption Unit and prosecuted in courts of law.

According to highly placed sources, the officials are being ejected for inflating the budget for the 2021 elections as well as other procurement scandals.

According to sources, the President got wind of information that the officials inflated the budget for purposes of saving enough money for themselves after the election.

President Museveni is said to have done his own private investigations into the officials before taking action.

According to reliable sources sacked EC secretary Sam Rwakojo is also faulted by the President for ignoring the proposal that the Uganda Printing and Publishing Company UPPC and German company called Veridos be allowed to handle the printing of ballot papers and other electoral materials for 2021 elections.

Sources added that the President was furious that whereas this joint venture would save the country lots of money, EC bosses were not embracing it, allegedly with intentions to benefit from the deal.

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