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World Bank Group Statement on Recent Corruption Cases in Uganda

November 14, 2012



KAMPALA, November 14, 2012 - The World Bank Group is concerned about recent allegations of misuse of public funds in Uganda and is calling for remedial action. 

The World Bank Group condemns all acts of corruption for depriving countries of the means to achieve better development outcomes. 

The recent allegations indicate that the overall fiduciary environment in Uganda needs to be strengthened to ensure better management of public resources. The World Bank will continue to work with the Government of Uganda and other development partners to help the country deliver on its national policy of “zero” tolerance for corruption. 

In light of these recent events, the World Bank Group is reviewing its development assistance to Uganda while also strengthening its own measures to ensure that its funds are used for their intended purposes.   

Media Contacts
In Kampala
Steven Shalita
Tel : (+256) 772-779-803
sshalita@worldbank.org
In Washington
Sarwat Hussain
Tel : (+1-202) 569-3897
shussain@worldbank.org


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