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MPs decry corruption, indebtedness as Uganda marks 58th independence

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Members of Parliament have decried the high level of corruption in the country and continued borrowing as the country marks its 58th Independence anniversary. Uganda celebrated its independence October 9, at State House Entebbe under the theme; “Celebrating Uganda’s steady progress towards economic take-off …

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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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Key gov’t projects slowed by greed, lengthy procurement processes

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | State agencies overseeing infrastructure development have put the blame on the errant government officials and the procurement regime for the delays in implementing public infrastructure projects. This comes after Finance Minister Matia Kasaija challenged Prime Minister Dr Ruhakana Rugunda to find ways of ensuring …

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Africa’s Covid-19 corruption

‘Theft doesn’t even stop during a pandemic’ | THE INDEPENDENT | Doctors have gone on strike over a lack of protective equipment, and protesters have taken to the streets in anger at the abuse of medical funds, many wearing T-shirts emblazoned with #arrestCovidthieves. Public uproar in Kenya in recent weeks …

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Corruption is rife in the COVID-19 era

Here’s how to fight back | TIM HANSTAD | The global pandemic has public health experts and medical providers around the world working overtime. And so, it seems, are profiteers. Even before the pandemic, an estimated $455 billion of the $7.35 trillion spent annually on healthcare worldwide was lost to …

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Church will not be a haven for corruption – Religious Leaders

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | Religious leaders have committed to ensuring that their platforms and premises are not used as havens for corruption. They equally committed to pushing for the implementation of the Anti-Corruption Act, 2009 that provides for asset recovery.   The commitment was made at the end of a …

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Kenyatta orders ministry of health to publish all COVID-19 procurements amid corruption allegations

Nairobi, Kenya | XINHUA | Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta on Monday directed the Ministry of Health to publish details of all procurements related to COVID-19, particularly those undertaken by the Kenya Medical Supplies Agency (KEMSA) amid allegations of corruption. Kenyatta said the publication of procurement information including winners of tenders …

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Constitutional court stays corruption proceedings against Kazinda

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Constitutional Court has permanently stayed all corruption proceedings against Geoffrey Kazinda, the former principal accountant in the Office of the Prime Minister. Kazinda has faced trial for constructive possession of financial instruments, forging receipts and invoices, false accounting, making fraudulent payments, conspiracy to secure …

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Anti-corruption agencies fueling confusion- Museveni

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The creation of various anti-corruption agencies has fueled confusion instead of helping to end the vice, President Yoweri Museveni has revealed. He disclosed this in a televised address from Entebbe State House on Wednesday afternoon. Museveni said government agencies have been infiltrated by bad …

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