Two Finance Ministry Officials Arrested for Taking Bribes from Investors

Two high ranking officials from the Ministry of Finance have been arrested for seeking bribes
from potential investors, dosage Chimp Corps report.
Mike Ogor, ed an Economist and Godfrey Turyabahika, a Commissioner, were picked by a team of security officials on Monday.
The President’s spokesperson, Don Wanyama confirmed the arrest.
“President Museveni has today been briefed by the IGP (Kale Kayihura) about the arrest of two senior officials in the Ministry of Finance who were taking bribes from investors,” said Wanyama.
The President commended security agencies for what he described as “swift action”, according to Wanyama.
Museveni has previously threatened stern action against officials soliciting bribes from potential foreign investors.
He said this has demoralized businessmen who have shown interest in investing their money in the country thus hurting Foreign Direct Investments.
The President said this today during the meeting held at State House, Entebbe with the Inspector General of Police, Gen. Kale Kayihura.
“I have told you, in this ‘Hakuna Mchezo’ period of no more jokes. Anybody involved in the act of asking for bribes will be handled harshly under the law,” remarked the President.
Museveni noted that taking bribes has become a habit in Public Service and particularly Ministry of Finance, and Economic Planning.
He said that people, such as the two suspects who have been arrested, and who take bribes, do not care about the country but only themselves.
He reiterated that the two suspects will appear in court for trial very soon because they were caught red handed.
Wanyama said the president used the occasion to warn public servants against corruption.
The identity of the victims are yet to be revealed.

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