Two senior officials from the ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development have been arrested.
In a statement issued this afternoon, the finance ministry spokesperson, Jim Mugunga, says the officials were picked up in a police operation at the ministry headquarters this morning in relation to an ongoing investigation.
Mugunga however, falls short of mentioning the names of the officials and what the investigations are about. URN has since learnt that the affected individuals are Michael Ogwal, an economist and Geoffrey Turyamuhika a commissioner.
In a message on his official twitter handle, President Yoweri Museveni notes that "I have been briefed by the police about the arrest of two senior officials in the finance ministry who were taking bribes from investors."
Adding that, "I thank the security agencies for acting swiftly. This is Kisanja Hakuna Mchezo [term for no jokes] and we shall be harsh on public servants guilty of corruption."
According to information obtained from police, the finance asked the Special Investigations Department to investigate allegations of bribery by some officials. Police swung into action, which led to the arrest of the two officers.