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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
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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.




 

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