National
EAC IGGs form network to recover stolen public assets
Publish Date: Feb 25, 2014
EAC IGGs form network to recover stolen public assets
L-R: IGG Justice Irene Mulyagonja handing over to new president of EAAACA, the Chairperson Ethics and Anti-corruption Commission Kenya, Mumo Matem during a meeting held in Kampala. PHOTO/ Esther Namirimu
  • mail
  • img
newvision

By Henry Sekanjako

The Inspector Generals of East African governments under their umbrella body the East African Association of Anti-corruption Authorities (EAAACA) have established an asset recovery inter-agency network to recover stolen public goods by civil servants.


The network will cover five East African states which include Uganda, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Burundi.

According to the EAAACA outgoing chairperson, also Uganda’s Inspector General of Government Irene Mulyagonja, through the network, all stolen public resources such as money, property will be recovered from civil servants within the region.

“If someone steals money from Uganda and take it to Kenya, we shall be able to recover that money among other assets using our network,” said Mulyagonja.

Mulyagonja  made the remarks Tuesday at a meeting with some of the EAC ombudsmen who included the head of Ethics and Anti-corruption commission of Kenya,  the chief ombudsmen  of Rwanda, and  the general commissioner special Anti-corruption of Burundi at EAAACA offices in Kamwokya.

The head of Ethics and Anti-corruption commission of Kenya, the new chairperson EAAACA Mumo Matemu expressed optimism that the network if well implemented would check on the increasing levels of corruption within the region.




 

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 digital@newvision.co.ug

  • mail
  • img
blog comments powered by Disqus
Also In This Section
A Kampala bound bus was last night, ambushed at Ayago Bridge on Karuma-Pakwach road and the passengers robbed of valuables and millions of shillings in cash....
Burundi opposition:
Burundi's main opposition parties said Wednesday that the holding of free and fair elections next week was "impossible" and that the result would not be recognised if they take place....
Livestock not for eating, dowry - minister Otengo
Minister of state for northern Uganda rehabilitation, Rebecca Amuge Otengo has warned that beneficiaries of government''s animal restocking programme face arrest and prosecution if they instead slaughter or use the animals for paying dowry....
AU hands over sh290m to OPM to support refugee education
The African Union (AU) has undertaken to construct more secondary schools and vocational institutions in various refugee settlements to support promotion quality education...
Growing crops, fencing does not make land yours - Court
The Court of Appeal has ruled that by mere growing of crops, fencing and depositing building materials on a piece of land cannot constitute ownership of the property...
Foreign countries not worth the risk - Otafiire
Justice and constitutional affairs minister, Kahinda Otafiire, has warned young Africans of the dangers faced by migrants across the Mediterranean and urged them to stay in their home countries and work hard....
Should graduated tax be revived?
Yes
No
Can't Say
follow us
subscribe to our news letter