In a Zoom discussion with business reporters on Thursday, Maria Clara, the IMF country director for Uganda, said Kampala had promised to spend the money prudently but the Fund put conditions for its use. Corruption is still a prominent feature in Uganda, explaining why donors want to keenly see where their funds are spent.
The units including districts, municipalities, town councils and sub-counties are listed among the most corrupt institutions in the country, according to a 2018 report of the Inspectorate of Government. To many, the units are a hive for Abuse of office, embezzlement and misappropriation of funds crafted by custodians of public resources.
In East Africa, Tanzania was also studied and researchers found at least $145m had been hidden by its elites. Researchers concluded that this was because politicians, elites and their cronies got access to aid money and instead of using it to work on projects that developed their countries, they hid it away for personal use.
Lt Col Nakalema told Uganda Radio Network that the recent ranking as captured in the just-released Corruption Perception Index, a global report by Transparency International, was a little bit impressive. According to the index, Uganda moved 12 places from 149th position to 137, on a scale of 180 countries.
Jackie Kiiza Kemigisha, the Principal Urban Officer in the Local Government Ministry, said the meeting came up with four resolutions and resolved to implement them with immediate effect in the interest of better service delivery in the municipality.
In a place filled with top government officials, Oulanyah said that Ugandans are all guilty of abetting corruption, and called for internal reflection from everyone in order to stem corruption out of the country. Amidst cheers from the crowd, Oulanyah said it was time to stop the pretence and stop being corrupt.
According to Bobi Wine, a number of land grabbers known to president Museveni have invaded Bunyoro sub region carrying out brutal evictions of residents but nothing is done to stop them. The legislator was speaking at the campaign rally organized by Asinasi Kamanda Nyakato, the Forum for Democratic Change-FDC party candidate for the Hoima woman parliamentary by-elections at Hoima Boma grounds on Monday evening.
Information obtained by our reporter shows that there are more than 60 volunteers attached to various offices. The volunteers execute simple tasks like preparing documents, welcoming and guiding clients, keeping the offices when the officers are away and at times perform duties entrusted to the office bearers.
In an August 16th letter signed by Bernard Keera Sisye on behalf of CID, Ngobi is being investigated in connection to corruption allegation surrounding the sell of land comprising LRV 3852 Folio 22 Plot 24 Kyabazinga.
The land that belongs to Jinja municipal council is said to have been illegally awarded to Thummar Joy Maganlal Patel without following the rightful procedures. According to Sakwa, Thummar used the influence of leaders to forge district land board minutes which he used to apply for a freehold title on the land.
In a message delivered by the Internal Affairs Minister, General, Jeje Odongo during the opening of a two day’s police performance review meeting in Jinja district on Thursday, Museveni asked the police leadership to totally eliminate murders and robberies that have reduced public trust in the institution.
Samuel Wakadala, the chairman of the area land committee says Abubaker Kirunda used the forged documents purportedly from Mpumudde/Kimaka area land committee office, to illegally acquire 27 hectares of government land.