To commemorate the Anti-corruption campaign 2017, the Uganda Debt Network (UDN) will mid-December hold a public dialogue at Kayabwe to launch the Corruption Dossier on Uganda’s health sector.
The Dossier is expected to reveal some of the rot in the health sector especially at the time when health workers in public hospitals are demanding for higher salaries.
‘Due to the importance of the health sector, UDN has documented cases of corruption in the health sector and compiled them into the 2017 Corruption Dossier,’ says a statement for UDN.
The Corruption Dossier will be launched at the public dialogue that will take place on December 14 at the Equator Line Prayer Altar for Nations and Camping site.
According to UDN, corruption in the health sector affects the marginalized groups especially women and children.
Every year, a special week is set aside in Uganda in respect of the fight against corruption. During the Week, the anti-corruption Agencies like the Inspectorate of Government (IG), Office of the Auditor General (OAG), Public Procurement and Disposal of Public Assets Authority (PPDA), the Justice Law and Order Sector (JLOS) and Directorate of Ethics and Integrity (DEI) come together to form a ‘syndicate of anti-corruption agencies’ to counter syndicate corruption and all other forms of corruption.
This year, the celebrations are being marked under the theme; ‘Restoring Integrity in Public Service, Regaining Citizens’ Trust in the Anti-corruption Fight’. The official launch which was held on November 28, 2017 was presided over by the Second Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for East African Community Affairs, Ali Kirunda Kivejinja at CHOGM grounds in Kampala.
During that launch, materials such as the Dossier on Corruption in Uganda, Reversing the tide against misuse of Government Vehicles and poor state of Health Services in Uganda, The Uganda Public Service Standing Orders (Section F) among other policy documents; as well as Posters and Placards were exhibited to widely popularize anti-corruption advocacy.
The 2016 Corruption Perception Indices produced by Transparency International Uganda ranked 151.