• Mbarara hospital medics arrested over drug theft

    Three health workers attached to Mbarara regional referral hospital have been arrested in connection with the theft of drugs worth Shs 10 million. They were arrested barely hours after four boda boda cyclists were also arrested in Mbarara after being found in possession of government drugs from the same hospital. Police intercepted them on Tuesday […]

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  • South Sudan army pins renegade general on corruption

    The South Sudan army, the SPLA, has denied accusations of being turned into tribal institution by former deputy chief of staff for logistic Gen. Thomas Cirillo and accused him of quitting to avoid corruption investigation. “His (Gen. Thomas Cirillo’s) resignation was aimed at avoiding accountability and escaping justice after massive corruption was unearthed at his […]

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  • Ear To the Ground. If Eala aspirants have to bribe MPs for votes, what’s left?

    When I read in Daily Monitor that money was changing hands in the campaigns for what it called “the much coveted East African Legislative Assembly (Eala) seats”, I wondered why it took so long. The report said “votes in Parliament are up to the highest bidder with legislators demanding cash and other inducements in exchange […]

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  • 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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  • Speak Out Against Corruption in The Judiciary

    We are giving you the power to speak out against corruption. Report any cases of corrupt judicial officers to the numbers below. Help make Uganda a corruption free country.

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  • High exports of gold baffle BOU officials

    Just where do Uganda’s gold exports come from? Which companies are mining and exporting this gold? Who are the buyers of this gold? Finding the answers to these questions, leave alone the clues, is the latest puzzle that  has baffled officials at Bank of Uganda after new figures showed that gold exports jumped by more […]

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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