95 Time FM News


Development Partners Warn Government Of Corruption Trends

By Rosette Nandutu,

Development partners have warned the government of the looming implications of the current corruption trends on the oil revenue, saying if unchecked could affect returns from the project.

They made the remarks during a meeting with the Inspector General of Government, Ms Beti Kamya, in Kampala .

The meeting was held to discuss ways  in which to tackle corruption and the new Inspectorate of Government strategic direction on the same.

Mr Richard Nelson, the mission director at USAID,  who represented the US ambassador, asked the government to reduce the cost of corruption.

A recent IGG report indicated that Uganda loses close to Shs20 trillion in corruption per year, nearly half the budget for the next financial year.

Mr Nelson argued: “If the government can save Shs20 trillion it loses to corruption, and with about 8.5trillion  it will have an additional Shs28 trillion to service its budget.

Ms Kamya revealed that they have rolled out a lifestyle audit that will help fight the vice within a short period.

Ms Kamya revealed that her office is investigating 160 government officials under the lifestyle audit as the office moves to recover government funds..