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NUP defectors accuse party of tribalism, corruption and violence

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | More than 500 supporters of the National Unity Platform in Acholi and Lango sub region have defected to the National Resistance Movement-NRM party this week alone. The defectors are from Nwoya, Amuru, Gulu, Pader and Kitgum districts in Acholi sub region and Lira city. They …

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Anti-graft agencies outline progress in corruption fight

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Anti-corruption government agencies have detailed strides made in the fight against corruption and measures taken to curb the vice. During a conference to mark the International Anti-corruption day in Kampala, the agencies outlined their achievements and progress in fighting corruption. The conference was held under …

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US Ambassador calls for end to voter bribery

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The US Ambassador to Uganda Natalie E. Brown has asked Ugandans to step up the fight against corruption as the country prepares for the 2021 elections. Natalie was on Wednesday speaking at the National Anti-corruption Conference 2020 at Sheraton Hotel. The conference was held today …

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Clerics ask gov’t to involve faith organisations in corruption fight

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Religious leaders under the Inter-Religious Council of Uganda- IRCU have asked the government to involve them in the fight against corruption. This is carried in their first-ever pastoral letter on corruption entitled ‘Enhancing Voice and Action on Integrity and Ethical Conduct in the fight against …

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Anti-corruption agencies launch radio drama series

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Anti-corruption agencies have launched drama series dubbed ‘Listen to Uganda’ aimed at reinforcing the fight against corruption in the country. The launch by the Inspectorate of Government (IG), Office of the Auditor General (OAG), State House Anti-Corruption Unit and other agencies came after the commemoration …

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Experts demand end to impunity in land conflicts

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Land experts have said that promises by presidential candidates of solving land problems will not yield results if the impunity of the powerful and corrupt officials is not dealt with. Several presidential candidates have made promises of ending land grabbing and improving land security for …

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Museveni threatens to withdraw soldiers from the lake over corruption

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Museveni has threatened to recall UPDF officers attached to the Fisheries Protection Unit-FPU over corruption-related claims. Speaking to NRM delegates from the districts of Kamuli and Buyende on Saturday, the National Resistance Movement-NRM flag bearer said that he deployed FPU to clean up …

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Ugandans losing confidence in judicial system – LASPNET

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Ugandans are losing confidence in the judicial system according to the Legal Aid Service Providers Network- LASPNET. Speaking at the launch of the Action Research on Status of Implementation of Justice in Uganda, Professor Christopher Mbaziira, a human rights researcher said findings in this research …

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Complaints of corruption hit refugee host programme in Lamwo

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Intended beneficiaries of the Development Response to Displacement Impact Project (DRDIP) in Agoro sub county, Lamwo district have accused their community facilitator of flouting the program implementation guidelines. DR-DIP is an empowerment program under the Office of the Prime Minister intended to empower refugee host …

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