By Magnus Mazimpaka Disheartening local investigations have reinforced the need for a strong Ombudsman office One of the popular slogans about Rwanda is its zero tolerance for corruption. Last year, Transparency International published a report ranking Rwanda as the least corrupt country in the East African Community. In terms of …Read More »
A new look at corruption
By Charles Onyango-Obbo Inside the belly of the beast I have just spent a few days in the countryside, and I noticed one change from just five or so years ago; everyone is talking about “how bad corruption is in Uganda”. Some refer to the various incidents of corruption involving …Read More »
Fighting corruption the wrong way
By Dicta Assimwe IGG Bakus critics say releasing yet another report is pointless When the Acting Inspector General of Government (IGG) Raphael Baku released a new report on Nov. 18, he ironically was the first to throw mud at it. He derogatively described his statutory biannual Report to Parliament January …Read More »
Is corruption creative resistance?
By Andrew M. Mwenda In his book, Weapons of the Weak, James Scott argues that studies of peasant resistance focus a lot on large scale revolts. ‘For the historical and archival records were richest at precisely those moments when the peasantry pose a threat to the state,’ Scott writes, ‘the …Read More »
Mr President, you must start fighting corruption seriously
By Kundhavi Kadiresan The development partners recognise that the 2010/11 budget is being developed in tandem with the National Development Plan. This provides an opportunity to focus the budget on Uganda’s development priorities. Past accomplishments by the government of Uganda have been remarkable. However, the real test of prudent and …Read More »
Corruption needs a bloodless revolution by role model leaders
By Dr. Izael Pereira da Silva The youth have very little concern for abstract concepts such as honesty, justice, sincerity, chastity… Unless they see these qualities incarnated in a person they can admire and imitate, they will most likely ignore them. It is rather obvious that they are the first …Read More »
Can corruption do any good?
By Andrew M. Mwenda Every discussion on how to improve the delivery of public goods and services in Uganda ends up focusing on how to fight corruption. In public services like health, education and infrastructure, public officials divert resources from their intended purpose to private pockets. We are thus saddled …Read More »
PPDA e-register: Solution to corruption?
By Mubatsi Asinja Habati The Public Procurement and Disposal of Public Assets Authority (PPDA) has launched an electronic register of providers of procured materials to the government. PPDA Executive Director Edgar Agaba said the e-register will provide details to enable the government to identify local companies and providers who are …Read More »
When corruption is accountability
By Andrew M. Mwenda Over the last 50 years, public debate in Africa has been fixated on democracy or the lack of it as the primary cause of economic failure. Wars and elections have been fought over it; rebellions launched or quashed in its defence and coups have been carried …Read More »
Corruption returns to URA
By Mubatsi Asinja Habati Tax body ranked most corrupt in East Africa In 2003 President Museveni described the Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) as “a den of thieves” because the levels of corruption were alarmingly high. Soon after, the tax body restructured and appeared to have put corruption and incompetence …Read More »