today's Pick
NRM endorses new Anti-Corruption Bill
Publish Date: Feb 13, 2014
NRM endorses new Anti-Corruption Bill
  • mail
  • img

By David Lumu and Mary Karugaba

NRM lawmakers have endorsed a proposed Bill  to curb corruption in a special meeting at Kyankwanzi. The MPs have also agreed that the property of corrupt officials be confiscated.

According to a report tabled by Makindye East MP John Ssimbwa, the Anti-Corruption Act of 2009, must be amended to provide mandatory confiscation of property of persons convicted of any offence under the Act.

The lawmakers unanimously approved the amendment and pledged to support it when Ssimbwa brings it to the floor of the House for debate.

Sources said that part (c) of resolution number 3 was that: "Members of the NRM Parliamentary Caucus support the full operationalization of the provisions of the law that deal with confiscation of the proceeds of ill-gotten wealth and accordingly support the directive of H.E The President to the leadership of the NRM Parliamentary Caucus to urgently harmonize the upcoming pieces of legislation from both the executive and the private members Bill as a contribution to stringent legislation aimed at effectively deterring, detecting and punishing acts of criminality and corruption.”

The session that debated the Anti-Corruption Bill was chaired by Ndorwa West MP, David Bahati.
The objectives of the Bill are:

* To amend the Anti-Corruption Act No.6, of 2009 to provide for mandatory confiscation of property of persons convicted of offences under the Act. The proposal to amend the Anti-corruption Act 2009 is intended to ensure the Government or any other company or organization recovers the loss if any, caused by a person convicted of an offence under the Act.
* The Bill also seeks to vest the confiscated property of the convicted person(s) in Government and management of this property shall be by the public trustee appointed by the Minister according with the Public Trustee Act.

The statements, comments, or opinions expressed through the use of New Vision Online are those of their respective authors, who are solely responsible for them, and do not necessarily represent the views held by the staff and management of New Vision Online.

New Vision Online reserves the right to moderate, publish or delete a post without warning or consultation with the author.Find out why we moderate comments. For any questions please contact

  • mail
  • img
blog comments powered by Disqus
Also In This Section
Kabaka  Ronald Mutebi starts Busiro tour
The Kabaka of Buganda Ronald Mutebi has kicked off his tour of Busiro County, Wakiso district as part of activities to mark the 53rd Independence celebrations slated to take place on Friday....
Congolese militia leader urges ICC to free him from jail
A former militia leader in the Democratic Republic of Congo, dubbed "Simba" the lion due to his ferocity, on Tuesday urged international justices to free him before the end of his 12-year jail term....
Sub-Saharan African growth to slow : IMF
After enjoying boom years, sub-Saharan Africa''s commodity exporting economies face a grim 2015 as China''s once-voracious appetite for raw materials wanes, the IMF warned Tuesday....
Even on death bed, he was still a loving dad
Tears rolled at Namirembe Cathedral as the children and widow of Professor Pilkington Ssengendo gave accounts of their father’s love even when he was blind....
40 districts to receive senior citizens grants
THE ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development has unveiled forty new districts to receive Senior Citizens Grants in the next five years, starting with 20 districts this financial year...
Sneezing monkey,
A monkey that sneezes when it rains and a "walking" fish are among more than 200 species discovered in the fragile eastern Himalayas in recent years, according to conservation group WWF...
Should Makerere University fees policy be reviewed?
Can't Say
follow us
subscribe to our news letter