The Inspector General of Government (IGG) has named government institutions and districts most accused of corruption in the latest survey, ” the Bi- annual Inspectorate of Government performance” by the ombudsman.
The IGG’s report 2017 submitted to Parliament on Tuesday for the reporting period between January and June 2017, also named the municipalities, town councils, head teachers, District Service Commissions and sub-county councils most accused of taking bribes.
This list is based on complaints sent to the IG by members of the public and not conclusive investigations by the IGG.
District administrations top the complaints list on corruption with 328 cases translating into 21 per cent of the grievances registered during the survey.
According to the report, Kampala was named the district with most corruption accusations with 334 complaints (21.4 per cent), this was attributed to its location in the busiest central area. Kampala is followed by Arua, Jinja, Mbarara and Mukono districts, respectively.
On the other hand, Rwampara, Pakwach, Maracha, Kibingo, Kalangala, Buyende, Busembatya and Gombe districts were ranked with no or the least corruption complaints according to the report.
The police and Judiciary improved to seventh and ninth position in the 2017 survey with 3.8 per cent and 2.2 percent complaints respectively in corruption complaints received. this was attributed to the strengthened internal mechanisms of fighting graft in these institutions.
According to Mr Paul Gadenya the Chief Registrar of Courts, the decline in corruption complaints against the Judiciary was a result of strengthening the judicial inspectorate department that deals with complaints against errant judicial officers as well as the case backlog committee that is following up pending cases in the court system to ensure that cases of litigants are resolved in a short period hence translating into very few complaints from the public.
The 2017 report has more corruption complaints standing at 328 against district administrations or local governments compared to 175 cases in the 2016 survey. It also shows an overall increase in the number of complaints (1,560) that were reported to the IGG office compared to 923 registered in 2016. The IGG attributed it to increased corruption awareness among the public.
Some of the alleged cases include; alleged fraud in procurement of street lights by Kampala Capital City Authority, alleged abuse of office by Uganda Broadcasting Corporation, alleged irregular procurement of a junk C-130 Cargo Plane, keeping of ghost pilots on payroll and non- payment of salaries to staff by officials of Uganda Air Cargo Corporation.
Others were; the alleged irregular travels (foreign trips) by the executive director of Uganda Wild Life Authority, alleged abuse of office, diversion and causing financial loss.
|5||District Service Commissions||85|
|6||Sub county Administration||68|
|8||8 Private companies||45|
|10||Ministry of Lands||28|
|11||Hospitals & health centres||27|
|12||Ministry of Public Service||22|
|14||Ministry of Trade||18|
|17||Ministry of Works||8|
|19||Inspector of Schools||8|
|22||Ministry of Education||6|
|23||Ministry of Health||6|
|26||Ministry of Agriculture||5|
|27||Public Service Commission||5|
|31||Ministry of Water||4|
|33||Ministry of Local Government||4|
|34||Ministry of Energy||4|
|36||Ministry of finance||4|
|39||Education Service Commission||3|
|40||Ministry of Foreign Affairs||3|
|50||Civil Aviation Authority||2|
|52||National Council of Sports||2|
|55||Resident State Attorneys||2|
|57||Health Service Commission||2|
|59||Uganda Land Commission||2|
|60||Equal Opportunities Commission||2|
|63||Ministry of Trade||2|
|64||ISO & UPDF||1|
|70||70 Ministry of Gender||1|
|71||National Medical Stores||1|
|73||Ministry of Tourism||1|
|77||Uganda Road Refund||1|
|81||National Youth Council||1|
|82||The New Vision||1|