Land minister suspends Land commission bosses over corruption.

Land minister Judith Nabakooba

Following a recent investigation of corruption and bribery scandals, the minister of Lands, Housing and urban development Judith Nabakooba has suspended the leadership of the Uganda Land commission.

The commission chairperson, Beatrice Byenkya Nyakaisiki on October 2nd, 2021 wrote to director  CIID, Grace Akullo requesting for an investigation into her staff over alleged corruption and bribery.

The police arrested and detained four senior officials at the commission accused of corruption and bribery.
The detained are;Barbara Imaryo, the accounting officer, Chris Otim, a junior accountant, Denish Musinguzi a lands officer, and Nowa Hasashya the Auditor.

Nabakooba said she has written to President Museveni informing him that the IGG investigation resulted into an administrative standoff between the chairperson and other commissions bringing the activity of the  commission to a standstill.
Nabakooba continued saying that she has temporarily assumed  the duties  of managing the commission as they establish the true genesis of the problem.

She also told President that she asked the Auditor general to carry out a forensic audit of all key transactions by the commission give a report quickly.
However, this seems to be beating the understanding of many people about what position is she now conducting in government though, but her decision is provided for under section 55 of the land Act, where a minister is required to give policy direction to the commission on any matter.

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