• Kazinda used Catholic Church Brothers to register ‘wealth’- IGG

    That Geoffrey Kazinda is a troubled man is not news. The new development in the embattled life of the former principal accountant in the Office of the Prime Minister is that he is now indicted and will soon answer for illicit enrichment at the High Court. According to the indictment report submitted by the IGG […]

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  • Tea, water, cakes and samosas to cost Shs1.1 billion

    Local government and national economy closely follow in third and forth positions with a budget of Shs993m and Shs966m, respectively. Local government has Shs57m to spend on refreshments and national economy has Shs55m. For travel, they have Shs776m and Shs754m, respectively. The business committee is the less lucrative, with only Shs288m and over 75 per […]

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  • Probe reveals new ways of stealing money from government

    A survey by the procurement authority reveals the raging plunder of public resources through inflated procurement deals and ranks key spenders such as Education and Defence ministries among the worst thieving government agencies. The “performance results and corruption perceptions in public procurement” survey carried out by the Public Procurement and Disposal of Public Assets Authority […]

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  • Managers defraud paper making firm of Shs1.8b

    Kampala. Paper making company, Crown Converters Limited (CCL), has lost more than Shs1.8 billion in four years through falsified transactions by its managers, an internal audit report has shown. According to the report by Kenyan-based independent auditors, Grande Afrique Consulting, former managers of CCL led by Mr Aniket Patel, colluded to fleece the company money […]

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  • Lwamafa faces hard time in pension trial

    Kampala- The former permanent secretary Ministry of Public Service, Mr Jimmy Lwamafa, who is on trial over plunder of Shs88b for pensioners, yesterday laboured in putting up a spirited defence against several corruption charges. He is accused of arbitrarily including Shs88.2 billion meant for civil servants into the ministry’s budget as purported pension contribution to […]

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  • NEW CABINET ORDERS GOOD, BUT PRESIDENT MUST LET INSTITUTIONS WORK

    Recently, President Museveni issued 15 new orders to cabinet, aimed at propelling Uganda to middle economy status. The orders include; building 22 industrial parks, expeditious licensing of businesses, promoting agro-processing, accelerating building of an oil refinery and pipeline and stopping environmental degradation. The other orders are; improving health and education service delivery, solving land ownership […]

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  • Town engineer held over road queries

    MASAKA- Masaka Municipal engineer has been arrested over alleged financial irregularities in the municipality’s works department. Mr Augustus Turibarungi was on Wednesday arrested by Masaka District police commander, Mr John Mwawule, who said he was acting on the orders of the Resident District Commissioner (RDC), Mr Joy Walusimbi. Mr Walusimbi said he ordered the arrest […]

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  • The era of corruption is gone – Museveni tells new Ministers

    Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni Tuesday reiterated he will not entertain any minister who delays investment decisions in his cabinet. “I will not tolerate anybody who delays to make decision especially those involving investment. Secondly, no corruption or conflict of interest,” said Mr Museveni. He made the remarks on Tuesday during the swearing in ceremony of […]

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  • How will the Shs26.3 trillion budget be financed?

    Finance Minister Matia Kasaija, will this week, deliver the 2016/17 budget speech that will see the government spend more than in it did in the current financial year. Unlike in the past – prior to the Public Finance Management Act 2014 – Members of Parliament approve the Budget for the next year at least a […]

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  • Investigate Bugoma forest ownership – CSO

    The Anti-Corruption Coalition had petitioned the Inspector General of Government to investigate the contestation of ownership of Bugoma Forest between the government of Uganda and a Bunyoro Kingdom official. The land in question has a total of 8,000 hectares in Hoima District and is gazzated by the government under the National Forest Authority. The Executive […]

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