The Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga has called upon anti-corruption authorities to strengthen regional collaboration and combat corruption.
Kadaga made this call while officiating at a dinner where the heads of the anti-corruption authorities from East, Western Africa and West Balkans were meeting for their Annual General meeting on 21 November 2019 at Speke Resort Munyonyo.
The Speaker said the anti-graft agencies work under difficult conditions but strive to achieve their targets.
“Sometimes as we go through the reports of the Public Accounts Committee, we are amazed at how much money is stolen.
This country (Uganda) is wealthy; Africa is wealthy if only the money is used correctly,” she said.
She encouraged the authorities to work together since the countries were globalized and the crimes and solutions were.
The Inspector General of Government, Irene Mulyagonja said that the meeting was geared at joining with other partners to fight against corruption.
“IGG Uganda is proud to host the 13th Eastern Africa Association of Corruption Agencies (EAAACA) annual general meeting. As a region we have agreed to continue with the fight against corruption,” she said.
This year’s conference themed “Strengthening Regional Collaboration to Prevent and Combat Corruption” attracted heads of Anti Corruption Authorities from Kenya, Burundi, Tanzania, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Tunisia, Senegal, Cote d’lvoire, Ghana, Serbia, South Sudan, Albania, Macedonia, Botswana and the hosts Uganda.
The conference ran from 18th to 24th November 2019.