• 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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  • 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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  • 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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