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Auditor General can’t afford stains

Bitter reality as suspended Uganda Airlines CEO tells Museveni that AG officials wanted bribe to give him `good report’                                                             COMMENT | CISSY KAGABA | Recent media reports indicate that some officers at the Office of the Auditor General are allegedly exchanging their audit opinions for sums of money, usually determined …

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MPs continue getting mileage allowances despite not attending plenary

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | Even as newly re-elected President Museveni vows not to let members of parliament increase their salaries/emoluments so as to reduce waste and increase funding for essential services, the Treasury has to suffer unnecessary hemorrhage of at least 30 billion shillings as MPs continue getting millage …

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CSOs to honour outstanding civil servants

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda’s civil society organizations have organized the Integrity Awards in honour of public servants who have exhibited good governance in their service. The awards to be held on Dec.16 are also aimed at building and breeding the culture of transparency, accountability and integrity among civil …

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Absence of IGG hindering our work: George Bamugemereire

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |The delayed appointment of a substantive Inspector General of Government-IGG is affecting the work of the Inspectorate of Government-IG. The office of the IGG fell vacant on July 5, 2020 following the expiry of the contract of Justice Irene Mulyagonja after serving for eight years. …

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CSOs advocate for non-conviction based asset recovery policy

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Anti- Graft Civil Society Organizations have advised the government to adopt a non-conviction based asset recovery regime to recover state funds lost through corruption and embezzlement. Non-conviction based Asset Recovery is a procedure that provides for the seizure and forfeiture of stolen assets without the …

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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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Nakalema lauds drop in Uganda’s corruption rank

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Head of State House Anti-Corruption Unit Lt Col Edith Nakalema commits to consolidate gains in the anti-graft fight in order to improve Uganda’s global ranking. Lt Col Nakalema told Uganda Radio Network that the recent ranking as captured in the just-released Corruption Perception …

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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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Secret Lubowa Hospital dealings

The construction of the costly facility shouldn’t be shrouded because it took taxpayer money COMMENT |CISSY KAGABA | On August 6, 2019, the Minister of Health, Dr. Ruth Aceng, the Permanent Secretary, Dr. Diana Atwine and Members of Parliament from the National Economy Committee were denied access to the site …

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