Wednesday, 30 April 2014


The declaration of wealth to the Inspector General of Government (IGG) by public servants will only make sense if the general public can get to know content of this declaration, as it is they the general public who have information regarding who owns what asset.  As of now, these declarations are as good as useless because the content is not put to the knowledge of those who can help to put questions.  Uganda is one country where a number of people put assets in names of other people.  This in some instances is meant to conceal evidence of ill gotten wealth, but some members of the public have knowledge regarding who owns what and could give the IGG such information.

The way forward is just to have this information publicized, short of that, Government should scrap the declarations for they serve no good purpose if people have no chance to know and debate about such information.

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