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
Nine remanded for littering Kampala City
NINE men have been remanded by City Hall court after being caught littering the city rubbish and disposing waste water in forbidden places....
Being MP a big burden in Uganda - Otafiire
JUSTICE and constitutional affairs minister, Kahinda Otafiire, has expressed dismay over the burdens people impose on their MPs, saying it makes life hard for them....
Standard Gauge Railway committee prepares report
THE Parliamentary committee investigating the botched procurement of a contractor for the $8.5b (sh22 trillion) Standard Gauge Railway line will meet to write its final report...
Accidents blamed on road reserve encroachment
AT least 67 accident cases and 17 deaths were reported last month and most took place along Mbale-Tororo highway where vehicles either swept bodaboda cyclists or crashed into buildings...
Rights groups protest Uganda’s NGO bill
HUMAN Rights Watch has criticized a bill to regulate non-governmental organisations saying it would affect Uganda’s basic rights...
Man plotted to have wife robbed; shot for sh20,000
A gang of thugs has revealed how a man contracted them to rob his wife who is fighting for her life at Mulago hospital....
Should African countries expel South Africans?
Yes
No
Can't Say
follow us
subscribe to our news letter