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Nakalema orders bus companies to refund extorted passengers cash

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The head of the Anti-Corruption Unit, Lt. Col. Edith Nakalema has directed bus operators who had collected money from students that were meant to travel with their companies upcountry and never received the service to refund it to them. Nakalema raided bus parks in Kampala …

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Gulu city boda boda cyclists petition security over brutality

Cyclists accuse the security personnel of extorting money from them to bail their way out during curfew hours Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Boda boda cyclists in Gulu City have petitioned security officials over brutality and extortion by patrol teams enforcing the curfew. Under their umbrella body of Gulu Northern …

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PWDs in Masaka decry extortion in accessing gov’t grant

Masaka, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Beneficiaries of the government’s special grant for Persons with Disability in Masaka district are demanding action against district officials accused of extortion. In the 2019/20 financial year, the Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development launched a special fund for Persons with Disabilities in groups, to …

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Operations of Luwero hospital private wing suspended over extortion

Luwero health center IV was upgraded to hospital status to improve service delivery in the district Luwero, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Luwero district council has suspended the operations of the private wing at Luwero hospital over abuse and extortion of money from patients. In the 2019/20 financial year, Luwero health …

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Rape, extortion frustrate Uganda-South Sudan traders

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Female traders involved in cross border trade between Uganda-South Sudan have raised a red flag on sexual violence and extortion at security checkpoints along the Nimule-Juba highway. The women say they are sexually assaulted by armed security personnel along Elegu and Nimule borders. The conduct …

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Oyam patients forced to work on medics farms in exchange for treatment

Oyam, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Midwives in different health centers of Oyam district are forcing patients to work on their gardens to get treatment according to The Apac Anti Corruption Coalition-TAAC. In their report “Citizens Action for improved accountability and public service delivery projects, TAAC says among the things the …

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NRM chairpersons in Agogo decry extortion during bicycle distribution

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | National Resistance Movement-NRM village chairpersons in Patongo sub county, Agago district have accused the party officials of extortion during the bicycle distribution exercise. The bicycles are supposed to help all village and parish party chairpersons to mobilize support for the party in the forthcoming general …

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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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