• UNRA probe starts

    Kampala- A commission of inquiry into the alleged mismanagement of the Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA) will today start conducting public hearings. The five-member team was appointed by President Museveni on June 8 to investigate the alleged malpractices in UNRA and report to him in 90 days Headed by Judge Catherine Bamugemereire, the team will, […]

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  • Withdraw disqualified accounting officers, activists ask Muhakanizi

    Kampala. Anti-Corruption activists have asked the Secretary to the Treasury in the Ministry of Finance to withdraw a list of officers submitted to Parliament, arguing that some of them are disqualified. Speaking at a joint press conference in Kampala last week, the activists said the list before Parliament comprises of accounting officers who failed to […]

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  • Govt warns corrupt officials on new Shs740b health grant

    Kampala. Finance Minister Matia Kasaija used yesterday’s signing ceremony of the new $226 million (about Shs740 billion) Global Fund grant to warn corrupt government officials who might be tempted to swindle the money, saying the law will catch up with them. Mr Kasaija, whose ministry is one of the principle recipients of the grant, said […]

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  • Civil society queries Muhakanizi’s accounting officers

    The list of accounting officers which was recently submitted to Parliament by the Permanent Secretary to the Treasury, Keith Muhakanizi, has officers who did not account for moneys in the previous financial year, civil society organizations have claimed. Officials from Civil Society Budget Advocacy and Anti-Corruption Coalition Uganda (ACCU) have demanded that the list be […]

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  • Kagina fires 80 UNRA staff

    KAMPALA- The Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA) Board has given the nod to the new executive director Allen Kagina’s first major shakeup at the agency, in which 80 staff, including senior managers, have been asked to leave at the end of the month. The UNRA Board chaired by Ms Agnes Kyiryabwire, sitting last Friday, also […]

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  • ‘Ministry officials asked for 30 per cent in pension scam’

    Parliament. Unidentified officials in the Ministry of Finance demanded 30 per cent of the Shs15 billion the lawmakers said was ‘fraudulently’ taken from government coffers, to assist Mr Bob Kasonga, a lawyer named by the judge last week. The lawmakers investigating the Shs165 billion pension scam told Daily Monitor at the weekend, that Ministry of […]

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  • Judge in pension scam case says his signature was forged

    Parliament. A High Court judge yesterday told the ongoing parliamentary probe into the Shs165 billion pension scam that his signature on a document which authorised the payment to lawyer Bob Kasango was forged. Mr John Eudes Keitirima presented tapes and documents relating to the payment of Shs15 billion to the law firm, Hall and Partners […]

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  • Finance drops 50 accounting officers

    Kampala- More than 50 accounting officers have been dropped after they failed to answer accountability queries in the audit reports, in a new government crackdown on non-accountability of public funds and other hitches to service delivery ahead of the 2016 general election. The Secretary to the Treasury, Mr Keith Muhakanizi, on June 10, wrote to […]

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  • How organized civil society can aid corruption fight

    International corruption is endemic. The World Bank estimates that the equivalent of $1 trillion is lost every year to corruption worldwide. Corruption perverts economic management, thereby causing untold misery, conflict, and environmental destruction to the world. Corruption is both the cause and the result of failing governance, particularly failing global governance. But it’s clear our present […]

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  • Shs50b Elgon power project stalls

    MBALE. A proposed $16m (about Shs50b) hydropower project to supply electricity to communities around Mt Elgon area has stalled. The project is intended to provide power to the communities which are not connected to the national electricity grid. Mr John Wandera, the spokesman of Electricity Regulatory Authority (ERA), said Mt Elgon Hydropower Ltd was given […]

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