Sidney Asubo is the Financial Intelligence Authority ED


Uganda’s Financial Intelligence Authority has formally begun preliminary investigations that will dig up details of the 57 people linked to Uganda, with secret accounts in HSBC, a Swiss bank.

Speaking to The Observer yesterday, Sydney Asubo, the FIA executive director, said the investigations will look into who these people are, how they are linked to Uganda, and if they are hiding illicit money.

Asubo added that while it is not illegal to have foreign bank accounts, the money laundering law empowers FIA to investigate any suspicious money. Early this month, HSBC’s secret files of over 100,000 clients were leaked to French authorities who also distributed them to different media outlets.

The leaked files reveal that 57 out of the 100, 000 clients have links to Uganda, and they hold a stash of $89.3 million (about  Shs 255.6bn) in the bank. One of the clients, whose association with Uganda is closer, has about $8.8m (about Shs 25.1bn).

Details from the leaked files show that 212 bank accounts were opened by people with links to Uganda, of which 83 accounts were opened between 1972 and 2006, and 50 of those accounts were active in 2006, which was an election year.

“We have to find all the illicit money wherever it is, whether within Uganda or out of Uganda,” he said, adding that in case it is discovered that the money is illicit, any individual or institution responsible will face the law.

Asked about the status of the inquiry, Asubo said they were in the preliminary stages of the investigations.

“We have written to Swiss authorities and we hope to update you if any substantial details are found,” he said. FIA will be assisted by other state organs such as the external security organisation and police.

In 2012, Parliament established an inquiry into allegations that senior government officials had received bribes from oil companies to swing oil contracts in the bribers’ favour. In its report to Parliament, the probe team said it could not pin the government officials because the countries, Switzerland inclusive, where the accounts of the said transactions took place, refused to cooperate with the team.


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Commissioner for Land Registration department Sarah Kulata

The commissioner for Land Registration department, Sarah Kulata has denied responsibility in the Shs 26bn loss made by government in the fraudulent compensation of more than 180 people alleged to own land in wetlands and forest reserves.


In 2013, people were issued with land tittles and later compensated by the Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA). Evidence before the commission of inquiry into mismanagement, abuse of office and corrupt practices in UNRA; indicates that the land registration department went ahead to issue land tittles in wetland and forest reserves without consultation with environmental body, NEEMA or the National Forest Authority (NFA) who are legally the custodians of wetlands and forest reserves respectively.


Kulata however told the commission on Friday while being interrogated by the lead counsel Andrew Kasirye that the role of her office was recording land titles as issued by the district Land boards and thus the blame should be put on the district land officials at Wakiso.


"The people who collected the money should pay it back. My lord, commissioners I earlier stated that the controlling authority is the owner of the land. [in] land registration, the registrar is at the tail end of the process of titling. Squarely put the blame on the district land board, the controlling authority", she said.

Kasirye interjected asking: "What is the purpose of having a registrar? A registrar is skilled in matters of land law. Are you suggesting to this commission that being at the tail end, your officers are mere rubber-stamps. Should we recommend that we remove them?".

The 1995 constitution puts all wetlands and forest reserves in custody of government for the people of Uganda. A gazette notice was issued in February 2013 and most of the controversial land tittles were issued between March 2013 and December 2014.


The Legal Affairs director Christopher Gashirabaki had earlier informed the commission that following a gazette of land to be covered by roads, UNRA takes charge and no land tittles can be issued to the alleged owners. However, the Land Registration department went ahead to issue land tittles and leases in the said areas.


Among those given the leases and claimed compensation is Minister of Land, Housing Development Daudi Migereko for his land in Munyonyo. The Minister had in February written to all stakeholders halting further activities on the land. He is set to appear and give details to claims of influence peddling, ownership of illegal land tittles in the Express Highway land etc.


When asked if her department took dual diligence to verify the titles, Kaluta said "My lord, commissioners, land registration is a process where the department of land registration is at the tail end. There is another department of administration which does supervising, monitoring and guiding controlling authorities. I believe the department of land administration must have informed the controlling authority audibly."


Kulata is to appear again on Monday to answer on fraudulent compensation in the Hoima-Kaiso-Tonya road project as well as avail more details in relation to the Kampala Entebbe Express Highway compensation.

The State witness in the loss of pension in Uganda fears to come to court. The Judge is not happy about it:

Prison warders escort former Public Service permanent secretary Jimmy

Prison warders escort former Public Service permanent secretary Jimmy Lwamafa (R) and former Principal Accountant Christopher Obey (L) to the Anti-Corruption Court for a hearing of their case recently. PHOTO BY DOMINIC BUKENYA

By BETTY NDAGIRE


Posted  Tuesday, December 22   2015 

Kampala, UGANDA:

The Anti-Corruption Court Judge Lawrence Gidudu yesterday expressed dissatisfaction over the State’s failure to present a witness to testify against key suspects in the Shs88 billion pension scam.

The suspects include former permanent secretary in the ministry of Public Service Jimmy Lwamafa, former Principal Accountant Christopher Obey, and former director research and development Stephen Kiwanuka Kunsa.

Hearing of their case was set to proceed with submission by the acting Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Public Service, Ms Adah Kabarokole Muwanga, but she failed to show up before court on grounds that she was unwell.

This is the second time she failed to show up.

This second instance annoyed Justice Gidudu who proposed they deal with her (Muwanga’s) testimony, saying her absence was a sign that she might never appear.

However, the prosecutor, Ms Ms Barbra Kawuma, pleaded with court to avail her another chance to be heard, arguing that Ms Muwanga’s evidence is crucial for their case and being a civil servant, she has obligation to show up to testify and court should be granted another chance.

Postponement

Consequently, the judge allowed prosecution until January 8, 2016, and threatened to reconsider releasing the suspects on bail.

Justice Gidudu explained that in criminal law, when suspects are on remand, their trial should be speeded and that if the prosecution is continuously dragging its feet, then he will be obliged to release the suspects on bail.

Currently, prosecution is left with six witnesses who should testify before the end of February 2016, for court to rule on whether, the suspects have a case to answer.

The suspects have been on remand since August this year and two different judges have on two different occasions, denied to release the suspects on bail, agreeing with the prosecution that once out of jail, they will jeopardise investigations like they did in the initial pension case of Shs165 billion that was dismissed.

The trio is accused of fraudulently budgeting for over Shs88 billion of civil servants’ pension contribution to National Social Security Fund (NSSF) well knowing that civil servants don’t contribute to NSSF.


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Brazil Police Seize $16m from Equatorial Guinea’s Vice President's visiting delegation:

 

18 September, 2018

 

By O Estado de São Paulo

 

More than $16m (£12m) in cash and luxury watches were seized at an airport in Brazil in the luggage of a delegation accompanying the son of the president of Equatorial Guinea, local media has reported.

Teodorin Nguema Obiang, vice-president of Equatorial Guinea and son of its longtime president, Teodoro Obiang Nguema, arrived on Friday on a private plane at Viracopos airport near São Paulo as part of an 11-person delegation.

O Estado de São Paulo reported on its website that federal police found $1.5m in cash in one bag and watches worth an estimated $15m in another.

TV network Globo said Obiang was the only member of the delegation who had diplomatic immunity as the group was not on an official mission.

The bags of other delegation members were inspected as Obiang waited outside in a car, it said.

Brazilian law prohibits people from entering the country with more than 10,000 reais (£1,800), in cash.

Brazil’s foreign ministry told AFP that it was “in permanent coordination with the federal police and the customs service over the case and to decide what measures should be taken”.

The embassy of Equatorial Guinea in Brasília did not respond to questions about the matter.

O Estado de São Paulo quoted a diplomatic source from Equatorial Guinea as saying the money was to pay for medical treatment Obiang was to undergo in São Paulo.

As for the watches, they were for the “personal use” of the president’s son, and were engraved with his initials, the report said.

Accused of using public funds to support a lavish lifestyle, Teodorin Obiang was sentenced in France to a three-year suspended sentence in October 2017 for money laundering.

He has visited Brazil several times, attending the 2015 Carnival in Rio de Janeiro when a samba school won top honours for an Equatorial Guinea-themed parade but was heavily criticised because of alleged funding for it by the Obiang regime.

His father, an autocrat with broad powers to rule by decree, has been in power for 38 years.

 

 

 

 

 

 

In Uganda, Buganda state, a foreign investor, Mr Nzeyi has been quizzed over Temangalo land double ownership, that was sold a third time under dodgy circumstances:

All I was interested in was to buy that beautiful land, pay for it and hand over transfers to the lawyers who were the professionals,” Businessman Amos Nzeyi 

9 August, 2018

By Ephraim Kasozi and Jalira Namyalo

 

 

Buganda, Kampala:

Businessman Amos Nzeyi has been grilled in connection with acquisition of the 366-acre Temangalo land he sold to National Social Security Fund (NSSF) under unclear circumstances.
A Canadian-based family has since petitioned the land probe accusing Mr Nzeyi of land grabbing.
It is alleged that Mr Nzeyi fraudulently acquired and occupied the disputed land on Block 296 Plot 20 in Busiro in 1993 while it was registered in the names of M/s Temangalo Tea Estate, a company owned by the family of Muhammad Hassanali Moosa before they were expelled by Idi Amin’s regime.
Last week, Mr Nazim Moosa, a retired banker based in Vancouver, Canada presented an original lease title saying his parents acquired the tea estate from deceased Daniel Mugwanya Kato and held it until their expulsion in 1972.
“…my parents have proprietary interests because I have the original lease title for the tea estate since 1944. But our search through our former lawyer, Peter Mulira, in 1993 shows that Mr Nzeyi was occupying our land. We wrote to him but he did not show up,” testified Mr Moosa, one of the three children of the family.

Testimony
Mr Moosa said upon visiting the land in 1993, part of it was bushy with some structures, a dairy farm and a watershed and that when they contacted the family of Mugwanya that leased the land to their parents, they denied knowledge of Mr Nzeyi’s claim to the property.
The new claim over ownership of the Temangalo land resurrects after a decade following an investigation by Parliament over its controversial sale to NSSF at Shs11 billion.
Appearing before the Justice Catherine Bamugemereire–led Commission, Mr Nzeyi was tasked to explain when and how he acquired the disputed land, how he signed a joint mutation form for sub-division of the land and ongoing court case and how he transferred it to NSSF.
Mr Nzeyi said he took interest in the disputed land in 1988 with a view of establishing a dairy farm but acquired it in phases from former managing director of Uganda Development Bank, Mr Abbas Mawanda, who he knew in 1975.

About the lease
Asked about the running lease at the time of him acquiring land, Mr Nzeyi testified that any questions can best be answered by Mr Mawanda and his former lawyers of M/s Sebalu and Lule whom he chose due to their reputation and knowledge about land in Buganda.
“All I was interested in was to buy that beautiful land, pay for it and hand over transfers to the lawyers who were the professionals,” he testified. He, however, admitted that at the time of acquisition of the disputed land, there was tea but it had grown wild. He denied knowledge of the 1993 court case against him.
Mr Nzeyi said he is only aware of the 2016 case where mediation proceedings failed because he never attended.
He added that he sold the land to NSSF in 2008 after 15 years without knowledge of any dispute.
“In this matter, I am an innocent man because surely the only way we know, we investors, about buying land is engaging and hiring lawyers to carryout due diligence. After findings, that is when you go to the bank and say release the money and that is what exactly translated in this transaction,” he said.
Mr Nzeyi who was responding to accusations also apologised to the Commission for failing to appear on the day he was summoned.
Sitting at the National Records and Archives Centre in Kampala, the Commission is inquiring into the law, processes and procedures in land acquisition, land administration, and management in the country.

 

 

 

 

 

Ex-Ivory Coast first lady Simone Gbagbo has been granted amnesty:

7 August, 2018

Written by VOA

Simone Gbagbo was sentenced to 20 years in prison in 2015 after she was convicted on a charge of endangering state security for her role in the violence.

Ivory Coast's former first lady Simone Gbagbo (R), who is accused of crimes against humanity and war crimes for her alleged role in a 2011 civil war, arrives in a domestic court in Abidjan, May 31, 2016

She was tried and acquitted last year on a charge of crimes against humanity. Prosecutors accused her of leading a cell that carried out violent reprisals against opponents of her husband, then-President Laurent Gbagbo, including supplying it with weapons and attack helicopters.

About 3,000 people were killed in the West African nation in 2011 after Laurent Gbagbo refused to accept his loss to Ouattara in elections held the previous November.

 

Gbagbo was later captured and turned over to the International Criminal Court in The Hague, where he is on trial for crimes against humanity.

 

 

 

 

 

In the Congo, President Joseph Kabila maintains suspense over election plans as he refuses to leave State House:

President Kabila as he looks today with a grown beard

20 July, 2018

By Nation Media Group

 

The president of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Joseph Kabila, kept his country guessing on Thursday over his political plans five months ahead of crucial elections.

In a state-of-the-nation speech that had sparked intense speculation of an announcement, Kabila vowed to stand by the December 23 date for the poll, and "unequivocally respect the constitution".

But, in a long speech enumerating his government's policies, Kabila did not spell out whether he would seek a new term in office.

The opposition reacted angrily to the speech.

"It's what the Congolese people have come to expect from someone who thinks he's an eternal monarch," said opposition lawmaker Claudel Andre Lubaya.

 

A spokesman for his party, the Union for Democracy and Progress, told AFP a "muscular reaction" would be forthcoming on Friday, without elaborating.

Kabila has been at the helm of the largest country in sub-Saharan Africa since 2001.

He was just 29 when he took over as president from his father, Laurent-Desire Kabila, who was assassinated by a bodyguard.

Dozens of people have been killed in protests since late 2016, when Kabila was scheduled to stand down at the end of his second elected term, technically the last permitted under the constitution.

Kabila has kept power thanks to a constitutional clause enabling him to stay in office until a successor is elected.

Fresh elections should have been held in December 2016, but were then postponed until 2017 and are now scheduled to be held on December 23.

'Change direction'

The United Nations, the European Union and Western powers have repeatedly urged the authorities to stand by the latest polling date and ensure that the ballot is fair, free and credible.

On Thursday, Ida Sawyer, Human Rights Watch's director for Central Africa, said: "Increased pressure is urgently needed to convince (Kabila) to change direction."
Sawyer left the DR Congo in 2016 after working in the country for a decade when Kinshasa revoked her visa, apparently over the HRW's frequent criticism of the rights situation.
Some experts fear the vast, troubled country, which has experienced two major wars in 22 years, could spiral into a bloodbath if the election is postponed or deemed to be fraudulent.
The window for registering presidential bids runs from July 25 to August 8.
A few hours before the speech, the grassroots pro-democracy movement Lucha wrote on its Twitter account that if Kabila declared his candidacy, "let us all rise up immediately to force him out, as we should have done long ago."
And if Kabila chooses not to seek another term, "let us continue to demand real elections, which are impossible with him and his CENI (the national election board) in control," it said.

 

 

 

 

 

 

In Uganda, a youth pressure group wants Bagyenda wealth report published:

  
Embattled Bank of Uganda's Justine Bagyenda.
 

A pressure group, Youth Power Research Uganda, has urged the Inspector General of Government Irene Mulyagonja to leave fears behind and publish a report on investigations into Justine Bagyenda’s alleged illicit wealth.

The group wrote a letter on July 13, 2018 arguing that their demand to the IGG to publish the report is based on the constitution of Uganda not their personal interests.

Ms Bagyenda is a former director of supervision at the Bank of Uganda (BOU) who was sacked early this year by her boss, the governor, Prof. Emmanuel Tumusiime-Mutebile, without giving any clear reasons. Her sacking would later attract the attention of the IGG and president Museveni.

She is alleged to have amassed too much wealth, which include owning various properties in Kampala and holding tens of billions of shillings on different bank accounts. Ms Bagyenda insists she amassed hear wealth by working hard.

In June the IGG said investigations into Bagyenda’s wealth were going on that the report would be shared with relevant authorities, meaning it will take long or it may never be open to the general public.

The group says that the constitution of Uganda gives the office of the IGG independence and power in the execution its work without fear.

“Article 227 of the constitution confirms your institution independence. Article 225 and 230 of the constitution further more clothe your office with the necessary powers to perform your functions,” the letter reads in part.

The group say the IGG has taken long to issue the report. “We regret to note that this exercise by your office has taken disproportionately long without any results. At this rate it would take centuries to dispose of just a handful of matters of matters under your charge, “the group says.

Bagyenda is alleged to have used her position to amass wealth as her leaked bank accounts indicate she has close to Shs20 billion spread on her accounts in GT Bank, Barclays Bank and others.

 

 

 

 

 

In Uganda, the Central Bank is in a mess concerning how it operates its national economic business:

Their Dirty commercial secrets of Sh200 billion Crane Bank sale:

Mr Mutebile (left) and M/s Bagyenda (in-set right)

26 March, 2018

 By Haggai Matsiko
  

Kampala, Uganda  An unprecedented revolt which happened recently at Bank of Uganda against the Governor Tumusiime Mutebile, has led to a spilling of the central bank’s darkest secrets and could potentially damage its reputation and hurt the economy.

At its centre is the embattled former Executive Director Supervision at the Bank, Justine Bagyenda.

Questions are being asked about why Bagyenda, whose contract expires in three month time, is so anxious to stay that she appears determined to defy Mutebile by dragging him to the Inspectorate of Government.

 

As the faceoff between Mutebile and Bagyenda rages, previously guarded documents of the central bank have been leaking. Among them is the heavily guarded agreement between Mutebile and DFCU Bank regarding the 2017 controversial takeover and sale of Crane Bank to DFCU for a paltry Shs200billion. At the time of sale, Crane Bank assets had been valued at Shs1.3 trillion.

Until now, Bagyenda’s job has allowed her to control key information pertaining to the deal and her fight to stay on is being seen as a desperate maneuver to influence how several court cases surrounding it play out in the courts.

But other significant documents that have leaked include details of Bagyenda’s accounts in various commercial banks and her alleged real estate properties have been splashed in the media. The point is clear; Bagyenda must be exposed as tainted, corrupt, and swimming in ill-gotten wealth.

The to and fro exposure of secrets comes at a time when Parliament’s Committee on Statutory Authorities and Enterprises (COSASE) has demanded an investigation into activities at the central bank.

It is also happening at a time when the central bank’s perceived successor to Mutebile, Deputy Governor Louis Kasekende has seen his star dip amidst allegations of impropriety and frustration over unrealised ambitions.

Observers say the various fights and distractions at the central bank are hurting its trustworthiness, credibility and efficiency and opening it up to bullying by politicians and other forces.

Mutebile has previously blamed Bagyenda for creating the Crane Bank mess.

He first gave indication of the fall out between him and Bagyenda in August last year in a newspaper interview. In the interview with Daily Monitor, Mutebile said while he would take responsibility for what went wrong with Crane Bank, he was not criminally culpable.

When asked who was, Mutebile replied: “Ask the (BoU) executive director for supervision (Bagyenda)”.

Insiders say, the public utterances exposed Mutebile’s behind the scenes work against Bagyenda.

Mutebile makeover surprise

Insiders say the Governor was holding meetings with among others, former Crane Bank owner, the business mogul SudhirRuparelia, and was not impressed by what he learnt about Bagyenda and other officials at the bank.

Mutebile spoke about a sense of complacency and the board agreed to his recommendations for reshuffles.

Mutebile was mooting transfers; especially of officials who had been on the job for long and were almost retiring. He was also keen to transfer the entire senior management in the directorate of supervision.

But when Mutebile’s health deteriorated around November last year, there was a sense of relief when he travelled abroad on sick leave.

When he returned in February many people were surprised by the change in him.

 

 

 

 

 

The sons of the fallen President of Zimbabwe are being threatened  arrest for the lots of government money their father misused:

Mugabe's African kids who are being punished for Dad's corruption.

By Zimbabwe Independent

 

Former president Robert Mugabe’s sons Bellarmine Chatunga and Robert Junior, stepson Russell Goreraza and son-in-law Simba Chikore and leading political figures face imminent arrest after it emerged this week that the country’s anti-corruption commission was investigating an array of offences ranging from illegal gold trade, abuse of office, corruption and murder.

 

By Hazel Ndebele

 

This comes as President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s government embarked on a major corruption crackdown, which has already claimed the scalps of former home affairs minister Ignatius Chombo on allegations of corruption, former mines minister Walter Chidhakwa, former agriculture, mechanisation and irrigation development minister Joseph Made on various charges, with arrests of former ministers, permanent secretaries and members of Mugabe’s family looming large.

It has also emerged that Mnangagwa has told ministers implicated in high-level corruption to come clean and voluntarily surrender their ill-gotten wealth.

“In the next few weeks, you’re going to see some ministers quietly surrendering property, especially buildings, under the guise of donating to communities and empowering the poor. If they (ministers) don’t do that voluntarily, they face the real prospect of being humiliated when crunch time comes. Should they refuse to comply, they will be investigated and prosecuted,” a well-placed source said.

Sources confirmed that one particularly wealthy minister has been told to comply with the directive or face a formal probe.

“This is a serious matter. He was told that he is tarnishing the image of the new government because everyone keeps citing his corrupt dealings and how he acquired a vast business empire under controversial circumstances. Even some former ministers are approaching the new government to open talks on how they can take action towards surrendering some of their property,” another source said.

According to sources close to the developments, the Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (Zacc) is probing with the
intention to arrest Chatunga, Robert Jr, Chikore and Goreraza, former energy minister Samuel Undenge, former tourism minister Walter Mzembi, Highfield West legislator Psychology Maziwisa, television personality Oscar Pambuka, and an Ambrose Made.

Chikore, a former Air Zimbabwe chief operating officer, is being investigated for a number of transactions he did during his tenure at the national airline and is also facing allegations of illegal gold trading.

Mugabe’s sons, Chatunga, Robert Jr and Goreraza are under investigation on illegal gold trading allegations. Zacc has also received requests from two families to investigate Goreraza, whom they implicated in an attempted murder shooting and the killing of a miner in Kadoma.

The murder allegations emanate from a shooting of an employee at Tolrose gold mine in Kadoma when he allegedly invaded it.

In October 2013, Goreraza allegedly stormed the mine at Eiffel Flats in the gold-mining town armed with letters showing that he had taken over the company whose ownership was already at the centre of a dispute between businessmen Jameson Rushwaya and Patterson Timba. He claimed he bought the shares from Timba and as a result Rushwaya was kicked out of the mine at gunpoint.

Robert Jr and Chatunga led a lavish lifestyle when the majority of Zimbabweans struggled to make ends meet.

Mzembi is also facing corruption charges and is under investigation for allegedly abusing state funds and cars bought for the hosting of the United Nations World Tourism Organisation general assembly co-hosted by Zimbabwe and Zambia in 2013. Mzembi is also accused of inflating prices of LED television units meant for the World Cup in 2010, which were valued at US$2 million, according to his ministry. In April 2010, Mzembi’s ministry made arrangements to purchase 40 LED TV units from a company in China as part of preparations for the World Cup hosted by South Africa, but the sets were only delivered 13 weeks after the event.

In her 2010 audit report, Auditor-General Mildred Chiri said an investigation should be carried out to establish whether tender procedures were followed or not and why the Ministry of Tourism allowed the delivery of the equipment worth US$2 million 13 weeks after the World Cup.

In 2015, without explaining why the TV units were delivered late, Mzembi dismissed Chiri’s report as a “petty issue”, saying the televisions could be accounted for, but have since been “donated” countrywide.

Former Sports minister Makhosini Hlongwane and former Labour minister Patrick Zhuwawo face corruption charges for allegedly abusing the youth fund. Zhuwawo is currently out of the country and has vowed not to return to Zimbabwe because his safety is not guaranteed.

More charges are being preferred against Chidhakwa for allegedly looting diamonds. Chidhakwa’s then permanent secretary, Francis Gudyanga and an unnamed police commissioner are being accused in a missing diamonds case whose value runs into several millions of dollars. Sources told the Independent that Mbada Diamonds (Pvt) Ltd wrote a letter to government raising the allegations. The diamond box was allegedly stolen when Chidhakwa announced the closure of Chiadzwa mining activities to pave way for the state-run Zimbabwe Consolidated Diamond Company (ZCDC) in February 2016

“A letter dated February 11 2016 written to government by Mbada Diamonds states that Ministry of Mines officials and hundreds of fully armed police descended on Mbada Diamonds to ostensibly implement a new government policy.

They forcibly drove out employees including security personnel and they disabled all security equipment including CCTV and they broke into the vault area and stole a gem diamond box with stones worth millions of dollars,” a government source told the Independent.

Sources say additional charges will also be preferred against Chombo.

“What Chombo has been charged with so far is only 10% of what he is going to be charged with,” a source said. “More charges are also going to be pressed against former Zanu PF youth chairperson Kudzanai Chipanga who is out on bail.

Chipanga faces new charges of stealing 100 litres of fuel from Zimdef. He is being charged together with former deputy Higher Education minister Godfrey Gandawa.”

Zacc is also targeting Ambrose Made, who faces abuse of office charges. He was chairperson of Minerals Marketing Corporation of Zimbabwe (MMCZ) and Mining Promotion Company, which was formed without approval of the Ministry of Finance.

Former NetOne chief executive officer Reward Kangai also faces arrest on corruption charges emanating from an audit report titled Provision of Comprehensive Forensic Investigation Services to NetOne Cellular Services compiled by PriceWaterhouseCoopers on behalf of the Auditor-General.

According to the audit report released in 2016, NetOne, under Kangai, allegedly made shady payments totalling US$32 million to 10 contractors without documentation.

Undenge also faces arrest on corruption charges. He is accused of ordering Zesa Holdings to hire Fruitful Communications, a firm linked to Zanu PF Highfield West MP Psychology Maziwisa and Zimbabwe Broadcasting Services presenter Oscar Pambuka, to carry out a media campaign despite the fact that Zesa has its own public relations department for that specific purpose.

Fruitful Communications charged the ZPC US$36 000 for public relations work done. However, the ZPC refused to pay.

Undenge had previously told the media that Fruitful Communications offered its services to Zesa for free. When contacted for comment, Maziwisa terminated the call after being asked about the investigation and stopped answering the phone. Pambuka’s number was continuously on voicemail.

Undenge’s mobile phone also went unanswered, while Mzembi and Hlongwane’s were not reachable. When contacted for comment, Zacc spokesperson Phyllis Chikundura requested that questions be e-mailed to her but had however not responded to them by the time of going to print.

 

 

 

 

A lot of Ugandans are unaware of how M7 and
Kuteesa makes money out of the Uganda Foreign Office:

Sam Kahamba Kutesa was elected President of the United Nations General Assembly’s sixty-ninth session on 11 June 2014. He is the Uganda’s Minister for Foreign Affairs, a post he has held since 2005.

On Mon, Nov 6, 2017 


By Peter-Rhaina Gwokto 


Foreign minister Sam Kahamba 
Affairs Minister Sam Kutesa explains why he set up a
business in Seychelles in the Indian Ocean."It
is true," he says of two investments in the leaked
Paradise Papers linked to him.Uganda
Revenue Authority says it requires time to "study"
if the minister's companies in Uganda are tax
compliant.
Sam
Kahamba Kutesa is Uganda's foreign minister and was
president of the United Nations General Assembly during its
2014-2015 session.Kutesa
created the Obuyonza Discretionary Trust in the Seychelles
in 2012. The trust held shares in the Seychelles company
Katonga Investments Ltd. He created the trust, watched over
its administration and was one of its beneficiaries.
Kutesa's daughter, Ishta, also is listed as a beneficial
owner as well as a future recipient of money from the trust.
An internal Appleby document from 2015 reported that the
company's intended activities were "consultancy,
investments, trading and airport services in
Uganda."The
money for Katonga was to come from Enhas Uganda Ltd.,
another Kutesa entity, Appleby's notes state. Kutesa has
owned Enhas, a ground-handling service at Uganda's
Entebbe Airport, since the 1990s.In
1998, a Ugandan parliamentary committee named Kutesa and
another co-owner in a report criticizing the privatization
that helped create Enhas and led to its lucrative airport
contract. The report concluded that the privatization had
been "manipulated and taken advantage of by a few
politically powerful people who sacrifice the people's
interests."As
part of a periodic review in 2015, Appleby labeled
Kutesa's companies a "high risk," given his
political role and media reports of alleged corruption and
bribery involving Kutesa. Kutesa told Appleby that the
purpose of the trust was to separate his government income
"from his personal assets and belongings." In
2015, however, Appleby noted that the companies connected to
the trust were dormant and that "it seems that nothing
such is being done."Response
Kutesa confirmed to ICIJ's media partner in Uganda, The
Daily Monitor, that he established the companies, but
"I have never done anything with it at all. I told
Appleby to close it many years ago." He said he had
registered a company in Uganda and is paying taxes. "I
thought you could avoid, not evade, taxes but I found it was
not practical, and unnecessary," Kutesa told the Daily
Monitor. "I don't have anything to
hide."Disclaimer
There are legitimate uses for offshore companies and trusts.
We do not intend to suggest or imply that any people,
companies or other entities included in the ICIJ Offshore
Leaks Database have broken the law or otherwise acted
improperly. Many people and entities have the same or
similar names. We suggest you confirm the identities of any
individuals or entities located in the database based on
addresses or other identifiable information. 

E Uganda, Engineer alumirizza abajaasi ba maggye ga Uganda, okumusaba enguzi ya buwumbi 7 nga azimba ebizimbe munkambi za maggye:

By Musasi wa Bukedde

Margaret Zalwango

 

Added 17th October 2017

 

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 Maj. Wanyama ne Lt. Ruhinda (ku ddyo).

 

Eria Mubiru 31, nnannyini kkampuni eya J2E Investments abadde mu kkooti y'amagye e Makindye n'alumiriza bannamagye babiri okumusaba ssente obuwumbi musanvu afune kontulakiti y'okuddaabiriza ettendekero ly'amagye e Kaweweta ekisangibwa e Mubende.

Mubiru ategeezezza kkooti nti, aludde ng'akola ne minisitule y'ebyokwerinda era mu 2010 kkampuni ye yafuna kontulakiti okuddaabiriza ettendekero ly'amagye e Kaweweta okwali okuzimba ebibiina, ebisulo n’okuzimba ekisenge awaliirwa emmere kyokka oluvannyuma yayimirizibwa okukola basobole okubalirira emirimu egyali gikoleddwa.

Maj. Mark Wanyama eyali akulira ebyensimbi mu kitongole kya bayinginiya ba UPDF ne Lt. Arthur Ruhinda nga ye mukwanaganya w’ekitongole kigambibwa nti, baatuukirira Mubiru nga baagala abawe obuwumbi musanvu kkampuni ye egende mu maaso n'okukola era ne bamugamba nti singa kimulema okukola kkampuni ye egenda kusazibwamu.

Ayongeddeko nti yagenda n'abaloopa ew'omugenzi Gen. Aronda Nyakairima n'amulabula obutabawa ssente wabula afune obukakafu basobole okuvunaanibwa.
Mubiru ye mujulizi asoose mu musango guno.

Yayongeddeko nti, yafuna akuuma akakwata amaloboozi n'okweyambisa abakulira ebifo gye baasisinkaniranga n'akwata obutambi n'amaloboozi era nga n'abakulira ettendekero ly'e Kaweweta baamuyambako.

Nga December 31, 2011, Mubiru yawandiikira Gen. Aronda Nyakairima mu butongole okumunnyonnyola ekigenda mu maaso n'amukwasa Cpt. Albert Mukama okuva mu kitongole ekikessi mu magye ekya CMI okufuna obujulizi obumala.

Mu December wa 2012, Maj. Wanyama yabanja Mubiru ssente kyokka Mubiru n'amutegeeza nti, tazirina mpozzi amuweemu mmotoka ezibalirirwamu obukadde 500.

Yakkiriza ne bassa emikono ku ndagaano era ne bamulabula okukuuma kono nga kyama kyabwe.

Bakkaanya nti, alina okwongerayo obuwumbi obulala buna nga yalina kubuteeka ku akawunti ya Maj. Wanyama mu bbanka Standard Chartered ku ttabi lya Forest Mall e Lugogo.

Mubiru ategeezezza nti, bwe yagaana okussa ssente ku akawunti, abawawaabirwa ne bakamutema nti, Lt. Gen Charles Angena yali asazizzaamu kontulakiti ye.

Abawawaabirwa nga bakiikirirwa munnamateeka Paul Kuteesa baasabye Mubiru aleete endagaano gy'ayogerako omusango gulyoke gugende mu maaso.

Omuwabuzi wa kkooti eno Lt. Col. Gideon Kattinda asabye ssentebe wa kkooti, Lt. Gen. Andrew Gutti omusango agwongereyo era kkooti n'ewa olwa November 21, 2017 guddemu okuwulirwa.

 

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A Tanzania Member of Parliament has been arrested for blaming the President of Tanzania on upper class African corruption:

By AFP

 

Added 23rd August 2017 

 

 

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 This is the Arresting President of Tanzania, Mr John Magufuli. Photo/AFP

 

A Tanzanian opposition MP has been arrested for insulting the president, his party said Wednesday, after revealing an aeroplane bought for the national carrier was being held in Canada over unpaid debts.

It is the sixth time this year the opposition's deputy leader, Tundu Lissu, has been arrested.

Last week Lissu said a Bombardier Q400, bought by the government for use by Air Tanzania, had been seized by Canadian authorities over an unpaid debt of $38 million (32 million euros) owed to a Canadian engineering company since 2010.

Lissu was arrested on Tuesday and is to be prosecuted for "insulting the head of state and for seditious remarks in connection with the seizure" of the plane, said Tumaini Makene, a spokesman for the opposition Chadema party.

The International Court of Arbitration in 2010 ruled in favour of Canadian company Stirling Engineering which had been contracted to build a road in Tanzania but then had the deal terminated by the government without compensation.

At the time President John Magufuli was minister of public works responsible for road building.

On Saturday, the Tanzanian government confirmed the seizure of the plane while accusing the opposition of lacking patriotism.

Magufuli is praised for his stance against corruption but criticised for his autocratic tendencies.

In a separate dispute with a Canadian company, Tanzania's government is seeking $190 billion in back taxes, penalties and interest from London-listed Acacia Mining, majority owned by Canadian giant Barrick Gold, which is accused of under-reporting production and profits over many years.

In Uganda, Kampala, an urban Cemetery was sold off any how by government officials:

 

Right is Ms Louella Ataro, a senior registrar

Right is Ms Louella Ataro, a senior registrar of titles in the Ministry of Lands and the left is Mr Richard Barungi, her lawyer. In July, Ms Ataro was arrested and detained for allegedly giving false information for failing to respond to questions asked by the commission. Photo by EPHRAIM KASOZI 

24 August, 2017
By Ephraim Kasozi and Jalira Namyalo

Bukasa Cemetery land owned by the Kampala City Authority in Kira Municipality in Wakiso District was parceled and allocated to private developers without following due procedure, a senior government official has revealed.
Ms Louella Ataro, a senior registrar of titles in the Ministry of Lands said that the process of issuing titles on Bukasa Cemetery land was faulty for lack of requisite documents.


“The documents for issuance of freehold titles were presented to me. There must have been a certificate of customary ownership but it was not followed. I apologise for not following the procedure,” said Ms Ataro.
Appearing before the Commission of Inquiry into land matters, Ms Ataro attributed the mistake to complacence and breakdown of systems in land administration. The registrar of titles was being questioned over issuance of land titles for appropriation of government land that had been earmarked for public burial grounds under management of then Kampala City Council (KCC).


Ms Ataro also confessed that she issued one land title in the names of a one Brian Buhanda but insisted that she acted basing on documents approved by the district land board. 
“When we were presented with the documents, there was no area schedule attached for me to raise a red flag to know that the land belongs to KCC. I would not have known that the application was in relation to Bukasa Cemetery land and even the surveyor did not indicate that,” she added.


Asked what guides the registrars of titles on customary ownership, the registrar apologised and said that the system has not been followed and suggested that it should be.
Ms Ataro was also quick to add that in the process, she rejected 10 other applications for land titles for lack of requisite documents.


Witnesses earlier testified that Wakiso District Land Board issued freehold land titles to individuals and developers which have reduced the public burial ground land from more than 40 acres to currently five acres. 
Those owning titles on the cemetery include; Seyani and Brothers Construction Company with 10 acres, on a 99-year lease from a lawyer, Herbert Kiggundu Mugerwa; Naguru Muslim community who own three acres, the Tabliq Muslim Sect who own two acres used as burial grounds; as well as former assistant commissioner land inspection, Ms Catherine Mulinde Mukasa who owns three plots of a quarter an acre each.
At the same sitting, Ms Ataro also apologised to the commission for failing to give information in regards to Kijjabijo wetland in Wakiso.


In July, Ms Ataro was arrested and detained for allegedly giving false information for failing to respond to questions asked by the commission.
She was being quizzed in regard to her conduct and role she played in the giveaway of Kijabijjo wetland in Gayaza, Wakiso District. 
Accused of being responsible for the issuance of titles, Ms Ataro also confessed that it was wrong of her not to put comments on the applications she rejected.

 

 

Ex-Lands Ministry Boss On Spot For Selling Off Public Cemetery

A former commissioner Land Administration in the Ministry of Lands has been accused of selling off part of the land hosting a public cemetery and taking other chunks for personal use.

Catherine Mulinde Mukasa who appeared before the Commission of Inquiry into land matters to explain herself, allegedly approved the sale of 13 acres of public Cemetery in Bukasa, Wakiso district.

 

Mulinde said the lands ministry approved the transaction after ascertaining that the land was vacant.

“That land according to the records, it looked empty,” Mrs Mukasa said.

We have reliably learnt that from the same cemetery, she bought three plots and registered them under other names.

 

“I bought a plot there from the kibanja holder, I put two in my sons’ names and one in my own names,” Mrs Mukasa confessed.

Also, a lawyer representing the investor who bought the land said he was not aware that the land hosted a public cemetery.

 

 

M/s Catherine Mulinde Mukasa

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