• UPDF warned on corruption, indiscipline

    Uganda People’s Defence Forces acting Chief of Staff for Land Forces, Brig Katsigazi Tumusiime, has warned army officers against engaging in corrupt deals as well as behaving in a manner that is unbecoming. According to the senior UPDF officer, corruption and indiscipline, if not guarded against, will not only dent the reputation of the army […]

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  • Katureebe blasts IGG over corrupt magistrates

    Chief Justice Bart Katureebe has criticised the Inspector General of Government (IGG) on account of not prosecuting magistrates caught red-handed in acts of corruption. The Chief Justice was addressing hundreds of lawyers at the Annual Law Conference at Imperial Resort Beach Hotel in Entebbe on Friday. Justice Katureebe named two cases where the IGG arrested […]

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  • Oil bonus payment illegal, says IGG

    The Inspector General of Government (IGG), Justice Irene Mulyagonja, yesterday indicated that the arrangement to pay Shs6 billion to selected government officials who were involved in oil cases was illegal and warned that “conflict of interest has over-run government.” Ms Mulyagonja told the Committee on Commissions, Statutory Authorities and State Enterprises (Cosase) that the Inspectorate […]

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  • CSOs punch holes in Parliament’s plans to purchase Speaker’s Chopper

    Civil society Organizations critical on accountability and corruption issues, have criticized Parliament over plans to purchase a helicopter for Speaker Rebecca Kadaga. Parliament recently allocated shs19.9b for buying a helicopter for the Speaker, in its budget for the next financial year. The nine-sitter EC 145, that the law makers intend to buy, is to ease […]

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  • 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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  • Speaker condemns theft of public funds by govt officials

    Parliament. The Speaker of Parliament, Ms Rebecca Kadaga, has condemned what she termed as disguised theft of public funds by government officials hidden under exaggerated infrastructure projects. Ms Kadaga said this has caused a rise of costs for infrastructure and that many road projects have been turned into a channel for stealing money from the […]

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  • Fresh row erupts over money printing deal

    KAMPALA- A multi-billion currency printing deal has kicked up a fresh wrangle between Finance ministry bureaucrats and President Museveni over the cost of the deal. Although senior Finance ministry officials working with some of the prospective foreign companies had convinced the President that establishing a currency factory in Uganda would cost the taxpayers in excess […]

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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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