• What would an all-woman cabinet for Uganda look like?

    Mock cabinet. With a new presidency in State House, as women, we would love to see a cabinet that adheres to the government’s commitment, both locally and internationally, to gender equality. In this vein, the Women’s Democracy Group (WDG) has compiled a directory of women leaders in different professions who are capable of taking up […]

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  • Buikwe patients share hospital beds – report

    In Summary: More rot. The report also revealed that drugs about to expire are still being distributed to health facilities. Kampala. A new report by the Anti-Corruption Coalition Uganda (ACCU) has revealed that patients at Kawolo hospital in Buikwe District share beds. Mr Drake Rukundo, a development consultant who spearheaded the research, blamed the shortage […]

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  • Defence cancels Shs130b UPDF hospital contract

    KAMPALA. The Public Procurement and Disposal of Public Assets Authority (PPDA) has backed the Defence ministry to cancel a Shs130b tender for construction of the proposed 250-bed UPDF hospital. The PPDA executive director, Ms Cornelia Sabiiti in an April 21 letter to the Defence ministry Permanent Secretary Rosette Byengoma, advised that before the entity cancels […]

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  • Shs100m for youth projects stolen

    Kampala. A leaked report by the Ministry of Gender reveals key youth ventures where millions of shillings have been plundered in direct theft or through collusion with relatives of the culpable officials. The ministry’s report titled “Status of Problematic Youth Projects” implicates community development officers (CDO) in charge of the Youth Livelihoods Programme (YLP) in […]

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  • MPs’ proposal to raise their emoluments – Our position

    Call to Action… We urge the Parliamentary Commission and the Parliamentary Committee on Legal and Parliamentary Affairs to immediately drop the proposed allowances. We propose that all the necessary amendments be done, and MPs emoluments be determined by the Salaries and Remunerations Board.   We note with concern recent developments that the Parliamentary Commission tabled […]

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  • Nigeria widens corruption probe

    ABUJA (Reuters) – Nigeria has accused 300 firms and individuals, including army officers, of embezzling 48 billion naira ($241.45 million) through overpaid defence contracts or fraud, the presidency said on Thursday in a widening a crackdown on graft. President Muhammadu Buhari was elected a year ago on a pledge to root out endemic corruption that has […]

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  • Minister Byandala beats up journalist

    Kampala– Minister without Portfolio Abraham James Byandala, who is on trial for alleged corruption, yesterday turned court premises into a battle ground when he punched a female television journalist outside the court. Mr Byandala punched Ms Judith Naluggwa of Bukedde TV in the lower abdomen at the registry of the Anti-Corruption Court in Kololo, Kampala, […]

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  • S.A’s fight against corruption

    South Africa’s Gauteng province is leading the country when it comes to reporting incidences of corruption, this is according to findings by Corruption Watch and David Lewis, the organisation’s executive director. Corruption Watch is a non-profit organisation working to fight corruption in South Africa. The Corruption Watch survey saw Gauteng ranking top on reporting corruption followed […]

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  • Parliament seeks inquiry into sale of 130 public companies

    Kampala. Parliament is expected in the next few days to open a probe into allegations of corruption and collusion in the sale of more than 130 public assets under the controversy-ridden privatisation policy. The inquiry seeks to establish whether there was undue political interference and other forms of manipulation in the privatisation process. The probe […]

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  • How Elections Were Rigged

    Opposition stalwart Kizza Besigye has said that the February 18 general election was the worst in Uganda’s history. But how was the election rigged? Collating anecdotal evidence, SADAB KITATTA KAAYA attempts to explain how the alleged rigging happened. When the presidential and parliamentary elections ended on February 18, a fierce public debate over alleged vote […]

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