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Political interference hampers implementation of anti-corruption law

Kampala, Uganda | Isaac Khisa | Uganda’s failure to implement the anti-corruption laws is attributed to political interference, according to the new report, a situation that hampers investigation and proper prosecution of alleged corrupt officials. The study carried out by the Anti-Corruption Coalition Uganda with support from the Democratic Governance Facility …

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2021 election budget

Panic over jump from Shs400bn to Shs870bn Kampala, Uganda | RONALD MUSOKE | How serious is the government claim that it does not have money to fund the 2021 general elections? That is the question raised by the latest appearances before parliament on the issue of Minister of Finance Matia …

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CSO’s re-ignite Black Monday campaign

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Civil Society Organizations have re-launched the Black Monday campaign with a call to citizens to take on the fight against corruption. The organizations; Action Aid, Anti-Corruption Coalition Uganda (ACCU) Uganda Medical Association, National NGO Forum, among others yesterday set off to launch campaign at Action …

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Gov’t warned against single sourcing for Jinja expressway

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | Transparency International Uganda – TIU and Anti-Corruption and Anti-Corruption Coalition Uganda – ACCU have warned government against single sourcing for Jinja expressway. Peter Wandera – Transparency International Executive Director, said that government should avoid single-source procurement that may lead to overpricing of goods and …

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Transparency International, ACCU call for witnesses protection law

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Transparency International Uganda -TIU, Anti-Corruption Coalition Uganda –ACCU and Human Rights Centre Uganda –HRCU, have called for swift enactment of a law protecting witnesses, particularly in corruption cases. Francis Ekadu, programs director at Transparency International, said lack of a law protecting witnesses has forced …

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ANALYSIS: MPs salaries

Unlocking the facts, myth, secrets after Supreme Court ruling Kampala, Uganda | JULIAN SABIITI | If for once Uganda were considered a corporation where performance is measured on the basis of return on investment, the next meeting of shareholders would be the stormiest in this corporation’s history. The Chief Executive …

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Electoral Reforms finally

The good and the bad from government’s tabled amendments Kampala, Uganda | IAN KATUSIIME | The demand for electoral reforms in Uganda has been a persistent cry from the opposition and civil society for over ten years with each election cycle prompting a new call for the government to introduce …

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Fight to control national drugs body

  Executive Director Kusemererwa’s troubles raise questions about why NDA’s top job has always been controversial Kampala, Uganda | FLAVIA NASSAKA | “I talk to you as who?” asked Donna Asiimwe Kusemererwa before denying the Independent an interview appointment.  The Executive Director at National Drug Authority was probably still getting …

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