World Bank Mulls Suspending Aid To Uganda

viagra order geneva; font-size: small;”>Ireland, sildenafil Denmark and Sweden have since slashed aid following an Auditor General’s report indicating donor support funds in the PRDP basket had been swindled by OPM Principal Accountant Geoffrey Kazinda in connivance with officials at the Central Bank and Ministry of Finance.

“The World Bank Group is concerned about recent allegations of misuse of public funds in Uganda and is calling for remedial action,” the international organization said in a statement on Wednesday.

“The World Bank Group condemns all acts of corruption for depriving countries of the means to achieve better development outcomes.”

The Bank further noted that the recent allegations indicate that the “overall fiduciary environment” in Uganda needs to be strengthened to ensure better management of public resources.

“The World Bank will continue to work with the Government of Uganda and other development partners to help the country deliver on its national policy of “zero” tolerance for corruption,” it added.

However, it quickly added: “In light of these recent events, the World Bank Group is reviewing its development assistance to Uganda while also strengthening its own measures to ensure that its funds are used for their intended purposes.”

Several officials suspected of having been part of the OPM corruption scandal have already been interdicted as the Parliamentary Accounts Committee continues grilling top shots in the affected ministries.

Prime Minister Amama Mbabazi recently said government would refund the stolen funds before recovering it from the suspects after securing their conviction in the courts of law.

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