Government To Pass A Law For Private Persons To Prosecute Corruption Suspects

this geneva;”>He said this in a meeting with Helen Clark, shop the former Prime Minister of New Zealand and now Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme based in New York on Tuesday at his office in Kampala.

As he addressed the New Zealand minster, Mbabazi said: “If you look at what we have done to fight corruption, no country matches us but we need to strengthen our capacities and we ask our development partners to assist us in this aspect.”

He further thanked the UNDP for all its development programmes in the country.

Clark was accompanied by the UNDP Uganda Resident Representative, Ahunna Eziakonwa-Onochie and the Country Director, Lebogang Motlana. They pledged to support the Inspectorate of Government (IGG) in forensic computer auditing to enable them prosecute e-crime.

Mbabazi said the government is coming up with the Quantum law. Quantum is a doctrine by which the law infers a promise to pay a reasonable amount to entitled persons in the absence of a specific legally enforceable agreement between parties, in this case the private prosecutors and the government.

He said due to improvements in revenue collection, government had allocated Shs 340 bn to research alone this year. He however, apologized for the multi-billion shilling scandal in the Office of the Prime Minister, but assured that it was discovered by the government itself through the Auditor General.

Clark described Uganda as a very important partner. She said UNDP was working towards access to energy by all to mitigate pressure on the environment and stem climate change effects.

She also called for a multipronged approach to protect vulnerable groups, intensify the fight against HIV/AIDS and keep children in school.

Prof. Tarsis Kabwegyere, Minister for General Duties in the Office of the Prime Minister, present in the meeting, said capacity building programmes were not yet in tandem with the continuously developing technologies.

He said some criminals were using these technologies to defraud the public and private sectors, paralyzing the economy.

Meanwhile, Minister for Northern Uganda, Rebecca Otengo criticized the youth for refusing to work upcountry especially in the North.

She also noted that government had started programmes to skill and integrate former combatants into communities.

Eziakonwa-Onochie, UNDP Uganda Resident representative said: “We have a partnership to transform the economy of Uganda and we should speak as one instead of dealing with crisis by crisis.”


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