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Kadaga: Corruption A Threat To Good Governance

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pharmacy abortion geneva; font-size: small;”>Addressing the 18ththumb http://clearintotheclassroom.com/wp-includes/deprecated.php geneva; font-size: small;”> patient geneva; font-size: small;”>Biennial International Consortium for Social Development (ICSD) Conference at the Speke Commonwealth Resort in Munyonyo July 16 Speaker Kadaga noted that African states have very brilliant ideas and plans that are let down by corrupt implementers.

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“We need to ensure that corruption is minimized, the views of minorities are taken into account and the voices of the most vulnerable in society are heard in decision-making,” she told conference delegates.

Speaker Kadaga emphasized that African states would need to overcome the crisis of good governance to enjoy the benefits of economic growth.

“The crisis of governance largely explains the slow rate of economic progress and social development on the continent. While Africa and the East Asian countries were at relatively similar levels of development in the immediate post-independent era, the strong governance systems of the latter, ensured rapid economic growth and human capacity development in those countries,” she said.

Rt Hon Kadaga re-echoed the need for developing nations to generate their own resources to reduce the dependence on foreign aid whose conditions may impact on the struggle for good governance.

“Africa needs to grow more self-reliant and build its own financial and human capacity. Most African countries lack financial resources to enhance good governance and social development. This breeds dependence on foreign assistance, which comes at a price,” the Speaker noted.

The 18th Biennial International Consortium for Social Development (ICSD) Conference has attracted several academicians, researchers and students who will focus on addressing the emerging challenges in the field of social development.

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