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Corruption likely to declinePublish Date: Mar 18, 2014
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By Obed Natugumya-Basobokwe

The Government of Uganda is committed to the fight against corruption and has set up various institutions to curb corruption and attain desired national development.

Citizens have, however, been reluctant and rarely on the look out but now that foreign countries are holding back their aid, taxpayers will be vigilant and hold their leaders accountable for any penny missing.

In a bid to empower citizen participation in anti corruption measures and improve compliance with accountability standards of public institutions, the Government has come up with the National Strategy Against Corruption (NACS) and the Zero Tolerance to Corruption Policy to promote a corrupt free society.

The populace taking part in the fight against corruption will reinforce the Government commitment and also compliment the coordination and implementation of policies against corruption.

The different institutions of government fighting against corruption in unison formed an Inter Agency Forum (IAF) to coordinate them. The IAF has done a commendable job in simplifying and disseminating Anti Corruption Laws to alert citizens of their obligation.

With limited resources at hand, the public will obviously be cautious and vigilant to ensure that the allocated resources are properly utilised.

The writer works in the Office of the President

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