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Minister orders probe of Alebtong DEO over suspected corruption

Alebtong, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Minister of State for Education and Sports has ordered for an investigation into Alebtong District Education Officer over suspected corruption. Denis Hamson Obua, who also doubles as the Ajuri County member of parliament gave the orders during the monitoring of the funds released by …

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Nabakooba suspends Lira District Land Board

Lira, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Minister of Lands Housing and Urban Development has suspended the entire Lira district land board with immediate effect. In her letter dated 4th February 2022 addressed to the Chief Administrative Officer and the LCV chairperson, the Minister Judith Nabakooba says she has received …

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Kumi councilors attack CAO over recruitment flaws

Kumi, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Kumi Chief Administrative Officer Abdu Batambuze narrowly survived angry councillors who stormed his office over alleged irregularities in the recruitment of district staff. Batambuze was signing appointment letters and posting instructions of more than 90 staff when the district chairperson and his executive stormed …

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Uganda declines in corruption ranking – Global report

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda has remained among the most corrupt countries in the world over the last year, with global indices showing not much change from recent years. According to Transparency International Corruption Perceptions Index for 2021, Uganda scored 27 out of 100, which is below the Sub-Saharan …

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The rot in Local Government projects

COMMENT | Samson Tinka | In early August, Minister of State, Office of the President for Economic Monitoring Peter Ogwang started touring districts to check on government projects. What he came across was shocking, and was characterized by gross misuse of government funds, signs and symptoms of fraud, corruption and shoddy work. …

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Lamwo district DRDIP desk officer arrested over corruption

Lamwo, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Inspectorate of Government has arrested three people including Anthony Aluku, the Lamwo district desk officer for the Development Response to Displacement Impact Project (DRDIP) for alleged corruption and financial impropriety. He was picked up alongside Charles Mutuwa and Moses Kadobera, both officials from Epicenter …

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