National Anti-Corruption Awareness Campaign Launched

National anti-corruption awareness campaign launched
Appeared on: 01 Dec 2017

In a collaborative approach and effort, the Anti-Corruption Agencies namely: the Inspectorate of Government (IG), Public Procurement and Disposal of Public Assets Authority (PPDA), Office of the Auditor General (OAG) , Justice Law and Order Sector (JLOS) and Directorate for Ethics and Integrity (DEI) have come together to form a syndicate to counter all forms of corruption.

This collaboration is supported by the German Government through Deutsche GesellschaftfürInternationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), under the Governance and Civil Society Programme.

Every year, a special week is set aside in Uganda in respect of the fight against corruption that climaxes with the International Anti-Corruption Day. The United Nations (UN) General Assembly by resolution 58/4 of 31st October 2003, designated 9th December as the International Anti-Corruption Day. In Uganda, the focus this year is on engaging the public under the theme: Restoring Integrity in Public Service; Regaining Citizens’ Trust in the Anti-Corruption Fight.”

The campaign was officially launched by the 2nd Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for East African Affairs, Al-Haji Ali Kirunda Kivejinja at CHOGM Grounds in Kampala. He also flagged off the Upcountry Anti-Corruption Drive that traversed areas of Masaka, Lyantonde, Mbarara, Ibanda, Kabarole and Mubende.

In her remarks, the Inspector General of Government (IGG) Ms Irene Mulyagonja this year’s campaign targeted the institutions of government that are meant to serve citizens by providing basic services which are affected by corruption when it continues to show up in processes of delivery of these crucial services.

IGG's Remarks