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Corruption: IGG Roots For Asset Recovery Law

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more about http://clbattery.com/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/3rd-party/buddypress.php geneva; font-size: small; line-height: 200%;”>She said whereas the legal framework to fight corruption is ranked among the best in the region, there is need to fast track the requirement for asset recovery which she said is now under consideration by Parliament.


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Several public officials convicted of corruption rarely find their assets frozen. This has in essence perpetuated the looting of public funds with impunity.


Mulyagonja made the remarks a couple of days ago during the launching of the activities to mark the international anti-corruption week and the 25th anniversary of the Inspectorate of Government at the National Theater in Kampala.


The Prime Minister Amama Mbabazi, who was the guest of honor, appealed to the public to shun corruption and actively support all Government anti-corruption initiatives to make Uganda a corruption free country.


The Premier said fighting corruption which affects everybody requires a strong coalition of all stakeholders.


The Premier congratulated the Inspectorate of Government upon celebrating 25 years of dedicated service in the fight against corruption which he said has been part and parcel of the wider efforts by the NRM Government.


The Premier made the remarks this week Mbabazi said corruption is a universal problem with serious negative effects on the sustainable economic development of a nation.


Mbabazi castigated those who continue spreading falsehoods that the NRM Government lacks the political will to fight corruption adding that Government will continue to create a favorable environment for all key players to mitigate corruption in our society.


“There should be no doubt whatsoever that corruption is not high on the agenda of Government,” Mbabazi said.


He said since 1986 the NRM Government committed itself to fight corruption as expressed in the original 10 point programme and the NRM Manifestos of 2006 and 2011 with commitment to promote zero tolerance to corruption.


The Premier highlighted some of the major anti-corruption initiatives of the NRM Government which include the Constitution, the Inspectorate of Government, the Directorate of Public prosecutions and the Anti –corruption division of the high Court among others.


He also noted the legislative instruments to combat corruption such as Anti-corruption Act 2009, Public Finance and Accountability Act 2003, the Leadership Code 2002 and the Inspectorate of Government Act 2002 among others.

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