IGG names 80 most corrupted government agencies


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.

Departments Complaints
1 Public officials 330
2. Local Govt 328
3 Towns 144
4 Head Teachers 87
5 District Service Commissions 85
6 Sub county Administration 68
7 Police 59
8 8 Private companies 45
9 Judiciary 34
10 Ministry of Lands 28
11 Hospitals & health centres 27
12 Ministry of Public Service 22
13 Tertiary Institutions 22
14 Ministry of Trade 18
15 Colleges/Institutes 14
16 UNRA 12
17 Ministry of Works 8
18 District Engineers 8
19 Inspector of Schools 8
20 Construction Companies 7
21 Land Board 7
22 Ministry of Education 6
23 Ministry of Health 6
24 Contract committees 5
25 KCCA 5
26 Ministry of Agriculture 5
27 Public Service Commission 5
28 LCs 4
29 URA 4
30 Administrator General 4
31 Ministry of Water 4
32 NFA 4
33 Ministry of Local Government 4
34 Ministry of Energy 4
35 NGOs 4
36 Ministry of finance 4
37 Embassy 4
38 Prisons 3
39 Education Service Commission 3
40 Ministry of Foreign Affairs 3
41 NSSF 3
42 MPs 3
43 Umeme 3
44 RDCs 3
45 DEOs 2
46 DPP 2
47 OPM 2
48 Banks 2
49 Naads 2
50 Civil Aviation Authority 2
51 Immigration Department 2
52 National Council of Sports 2
53 NARO 2
54 NWSC 2
55 Resident State Attorneys 2
56 UBC 2
57 Health Service Commission 2
58 NCD Center 2
59 Uganda Land Commission 2
60 Equal Opportunities Commission 2
61 Church 2
62 NIRA 2
63 Ministry of Trade 2
64 ISO & UPDF 1
67 IG 1
66 Land Tribunals 1
67 DPACB 1
68 Electoral Commission 1
69 NPA 1
70 70 Ministry of Gender 1
71 National Medical Stores 1
72 Attorney General 1
73 Ministry of Tourism 1
74 National CHEducation 1
75 UWA 1
76 Cooperatives 1
77 Uganda Road Refund 1
78 Auditor General 1
79 UNEB 1
80 Parliamentary Commission 1
81 National Youth Council 1
82 The New Vision 1

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