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Local gov’t PS dispatches team to investigate corruption in Abim

 Abim, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Permanent Secretary Ministry of Local Government, Ben Kamumanya has sent a team to Abim district to investigate allegations of corruption, fraud and misuse of public funds. The team is led by Charles Mwijukye, the senior inspector Ministry of Local Government. It will investigate misuse …

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Rural electrification project in Kalungu marred by bribery claims

Kalungu, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | The implementation of the Rural Electrification Project has caused uproar among residents and local leaders in Kalungu district. At least 24 village chairpersons in Lwabenge Sub County have complained to the district leadership about the rampant corruption tendencies that have marred the project implementation in …

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URA commissioner general pledges to uproot corruption

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Revenue Authority Commissioner General John Musinguzi Rujoki says the authority is firmly dealing with corruption and will not tolerate any staff who exhibits corruption tendencies. Musinguzi was on Monday appearing before Parliament’s National Economy Committee which is currently reviewing the impact of …

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I cleared corrupt crowd from URA – Museveni

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Museveni has said the commissioners who recently left Uganda Revenue Authority were sacked because of corruption. Museveni, who was speaking after the 2020/21 budget reading said he had cleaned the corruption problem at URA. Referring to the commissioners as a crowd, Museveni …

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Pope fights corruption with new Vatican tenders law

Rome, Italy | AFP | Pope Francis stepped up his battle against corruption in the Vatican Monday with a new law aimed at boosting transparency in tenders and cutting costs as a post-coronavirus recession hits. Convicted mobsters and those guilty of tax fraud are among a list of undesirables now unable to pocket contracts. The …

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In Sudan, traced Bashir regime assets ‘tip of iceberg’

Khartoum, Sudan | AFP |  Sudanese authorities have begun to recover billions of dollars of real estate illegally amassed by deposed dictator Omar al-Bashir’s regime, but other assets will be difficult to seize, experts say. “Initial estimates indicate that the real estate and properties owned by the former regime… range (in …

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African Development Bank chief hits back over graft accusations

Abidjan, Ivory Coast | AFP | The president of the African Development Bank (AfDB), Akinwumi Adesina, hit back on Wednesday at accusations of corruption and vowed to continue working. In a press statement, Adesina slammed “unprecedented attempts by some to tarnish my reputation” and declared “I will… continue to work with …

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