• Shs 10bn spent on 140 top govt officials’ health

    Government spent at least Shs 10 billion last year on medical treatment for its officials abroad, the latest report from the Office of the Auditor General reveals. According to the audit report into the expenditure of the ministry of Health for the financial year 2015/2016, $2.8 million was spent on 140 patients. The figure excludes […]

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  • Somalia, South Sudan most corrupt, Uganda improves in international rankings

    Uganda has improved in rankings among the most corrupt countries in the world according to the annual Transparency International Corruption Perception Index. In 2015 Uganda was ranked 131 out of 167 countries and in the latest report has risen to 151 out of 176 countries ranked. Somalia, South Sudan, North Korea and Syria are perceived […]

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  • Unra pays Shs 600m to NARO land encroacher

    Uganda National Roads Authority (Unra) has agreed to pay Shs 600 million for 3.2 acres of land to an encroacher on land belonging to the government body, the National Agricultural Research Organisation (Naro) in Mbarara, an audit report has found. At least Shs 360m has already been paid. The payment was largely compensation for the […]

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  • Presidential Handshake: High Court Grants Permission to Sue Akol

    High Court in Kampala has granted permission to a whistle blower organization Legal Brains Trust (LBT) to sue the Commissioner General Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) and 40 other government officials who shared amongst themselves cash bonuses in purported appreciation of their respective contributions regarding the recovery of tax arrears from Oil Companies Heritage and Tullow […]

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  • INVESTIGATION: Rugunda Writes to Kadaga as Auditor General Blocks Internal Audit for 12 Years

    The Auditor General John Muwanga is in the eye of the storm after it emerged his office has quietly suffocated attempts to audit it for the last 12 years. Nexia Johnson & Johnson Certified Accountants, a consortium of independent accounting and consulting firms in 2012 won by International Competitive Bidding a long-term contract to audit […]

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  • IGG throws out minister’s claim against Garuga

    KANUNGU. The Inspector General of Government (IGG) has rejected a petition to investigate the director of Kinkiizi Development Company (KDC), Mr James Garuga Musinguzi, on claims that he conned tea nursery operators in Kanungu District of Shs1.3 billion. The petition was filed by State minister for Housing, Dr Chris Baryomunsi and some members of Kinkizi […]

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  • Another Pension scam hits Public Service

    Officials from the ministry of Public Service have failed to account for over Shs 23 billion in what is suspected to be another ghost scam. While appearing before parliament’s Public Accounts Committee, the officials led by Ms Catherine Musingwiire, the Permanent Secretary failed to explain the money which was paid to pensioners beyond the lawful […]

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  • Uganda nabs suspect in $120 million fake arms deal

    Uganda’s police said Tuesday they had nabbed a con man suspected of swindling a Polish weapons manufacturer into signing a bogus $120 million (about Shs428, 303,994,000) arms deal. BMP Poland inked the multi-million dollar deal with the man, named as Sam Ssimbwa, who had presented himself to the company as an agent for Uganda’s defence […]

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  • Court finds Lwamafa, Obey, Kunsa guilty of fraud

    Anti Corruption Court in Kampala has found three former top employees of ministry of public service including Jimmy Lwamafa, the ex-permanent secretary guilty of all the ten charges slapped against them by the state. Presiding judge, Lawrence Gidudu summarised in his ruling that the fraud to steal the Shs88.2 billion was hatched in the public […]

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  • Gulu accountant held over Shs67 million youth fund

    GULU- Police in Gulu District have arrested an accounting officer in charge of the Youth Livelihood Project (YLP) over alleged embezzlement of Shs67 million meant to benefit youth in the district. The suspect, Mr David Lalonyo, an accountant at the department of health in the district, was arrested on Friday on orders of the district […]

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