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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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Contractor of two Seed schools in Bunyoro accused of shoddy work

Hoima, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Kwik Build Contractors and Engineers are on the spot over shoddy work at Kigorobya seed secondary school in Hoima district and Nyairongo Seed Secondary school in Kikuube district. The company owned by Patrick Isagara, a resident of Hoima City is accused of executing shoddy …

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New cities can’t perform without financial help

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The United Nations Agency in Uganda is worried that the newly created cities will increase the financing burden of the central government and affect the achievement of sustainable development goals. The UN Capital Development Fund, UNCDF, which aims to make public and private finance work for …

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Improving district local revenue

New cohort of local government leaders need to think about getting revenue from local tourism COMMENT | WALTER AKENA | In May 2021, a new cohort of local government elected leaders will be sworn-in to drive the local development agenda for the next five years through policy formulation, resource mobilisation …

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Over 100 teachers transferred in Arua

Arua, Uganda  | THE INDEPENDENT |  Arua district local government has transferred more than 100 primary school Head teachers, their deputies and classroom teachers. Those affected include the sickly that need to move closer to their families for medical attention, those who have overstayed at their current work stations and those …

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