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State House Anti-Corruption Unit Starts Withdrawing Stolen Fertilizers From Container Village As Turkish Investor Loses Shs2.2bn

The fertilizer in question/ courtesy photo

The State House Anti-Corruption Unit has started withdrawing stolen fertilizers from Container Village and the market in general.

The Unit is currently investigating a matter in which a Turkish company, Iskenderun Fertilizer Inc., was defrauded over Shs 2.2 billion in a transaction for the supply of fertilizers.

It is alleged that between May and September 2023, fraudsters led by Ronnie Mukasa, while using his company, Kureha (U) Ltd., duped the Turkish company into sending 28 containers each containing 540 bags of fertilizers to Uganda. Upon receipt of the goods, the fraudsters cut communication short and put the fertilizers on the market for sale.

Investigations have so far recovered some of the fertilizers around Container Village.

This afternoon, the unit, together with the Criminal Investigations Directorate (CID) of Police, joined the leaders of the Container Village to call upon the traders to return the stolen goods and also aid in the ongoing investigations.

Eight people have so far been arrested.

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