During this investigation by the State House Anti-Corruption Unit, the bank's operations remain uninterrupted.
KAMPALA - Officials from Post Bank Uganda are being investigated by the State House Anti-Corruption Unit over abuse of office.
The unit, led by Lt. Col Edith Nakalema, says the move was based on "credible information" they had received.
Nakalema's team "carried out a special investigation on Post Bank Uganda" on Friday, according to a press release.
They acted "under Article 99 (4) of the Constitution of Uganda, in liaison with the Criminal Investigation Directorate acting under Article 120 (3) (a) and the Office of the Auditor General acting under Article 163 (3)".
It is understood that during this probe, the bank is continuing with its normal operations.
"The matter under investigation is for abuse of office and a number of senior bank personnel are under investigation. Bank operations remain uninterrupted," says the statement.
It adds: "This investigation is being carried out in consultation with Bank of Uganda and Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development. Further updates will be provided in due course."
The State House Anti-Corruption Unit was officially launched last year in December by President Yoweri Museveni.
In this new campaign, we are basically stoking the fire. You can report cases of corruption to the State House Anti-Corruption Unit on 0800202500. Lt Col Nakalema is my watching post on this. She will keep me posted and pursue cases of corruption with the other agencies. pic.twitter.com/v4HOO8NqpC— Yoweri K Museveni (@KagutaMuseveni) December 10, 2018
The idea was that it effectively works and assists the already existing anti-corruption agencies, including the Inspectorate of Government, the Office of the Auditor General, the Anti-corruption Court, the Public Procurement and Disposal of Public Assets Authority (PPDA) and the Uganda Police.
It is nearly five months now since its official launch and several cases have been reported to the unit through the available channels, which has led to a number of operations.
According to the Uganda Media Centre, "the unit continues to encourage the public to continue reporting all corruption-related cases through our channels":
Toll free line - 0800202500
WhatsApp - 0778202500
Twitter - @AntiGraft_SH
Facebook - Anti Corruption Unit - State House Uganda
Website - www.reportcorruption.go.ug