Igg Launches Laspnet Assessment Report

Igg launches laspnet assessment report
Appeared on: 25 Apr 2019

The Inspector General of Government (IGG), Ms Irene Mulyagonja, commended Legal Aid Service Providers’ Network (LASPNET) for making a remarkable contribution in the fight against corruption.

The IGG was launching LASPNET’s Assessment Report on the Implementation of the JLOS Anti-Corruption Strategy 2012 on Wednesday April 17th 2019 at Hotel Africana.

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The report was compiled since December 2018 and highlighted progress on domestication of the JACS 2012 by three JLOS institutions: The Judiciary, Office of the Directorate of Public Prosecutions (ODPP) and Uganda Police Force (UPF).

The strategy, which focuses on three pillars of “Prevention; detection of corruption as well as punishing offenders” was developed to reduce corruption in the sector institutions as well as build and strengthen the quality of accountability in the country as a whole.

The IGG noted that the legal and institutional frameworks in the fight against corruption were in place but more inter-institutional coordination is still needed.

She emphasized that improved service delivery should be hinged on efficiency and effectiveness and therefore called on all institutions to have internal strategies to root out corruption before fighting it in other institutions.

She said the politics of the day is not the cause of corruption in Uganda contrary to some peoples’ views.

The LASPNET Executive Director, Ms. Sylvia Namubiru Mukasa, relayed her hope that the Assessment report would be used as an advocacy tool to inform policy and practice change, as well as provide a self-reflection on the progress, gaps and future strategies for effective Implementation of the JLOS Anti-Corruption Strategy and other anti-corruption initiatives towards realizing Access to Justice for all in the country.