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UGANDA, DENMARK SIGN MOU ON FIGHTING CORRUPTION

KAMPALA, The Uganda government has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Danish Parliamentary Ombudsman under which the latter will offer technical support to the Inspectorate of Government (IG) to curb corruption tendencies.

The MoU was signed here Monday by the Inspector General of Government (IGG), Irene Mulyagonja, and Jorgen Steen Sorensen on behalf of the Danish Parliamentary Ombudsman.

During their meeting here, Mulyagonja said the partnership would help strengthen the IG's watchdog role. This move is aimed sharing experience as well as agreeing on means to achieve more effective ways to discharge our roles. The Danish Parliamentary Ombudsman will also equip us with technical and modern ombudsman skills, Mulyagonja added.

She said the two institutions would hold joint meetings, conferences and exchange study tours as need arises.

Monday's meeting also focused on sharing challenges and how they can be resolved.

Ombudsman offices examine complaints from people who feel that they have been unfairly treated by government ministries, departments and local authorities.

Sorensen said: We aim at rectifying any wrong that has happened to that specific individual without necessarily prosecuting people.

Mulyagonja said the IGG is rolling out a move aimed at giving each Government ministry, department and agency quasi-judicial powers to solve minor public complaints.

She also called on the judiciary to fast-track decentralisation of the Anti-corruption Court to ease movement of witnesses and expeditious resolving of matters in that department.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK

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