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Public dialogue on anti-corruption held

The Justice Law and Order Sector(JLOS) held a public dialogue on Anti-Corruption on 4th December 2014 at the Imperial Royale Hotel Kampala to discuss key issues on the fight against corruption in Uganda but with specific focus to JLOS. The public dialogue was organized in conjunction with partners for the accountability sector as part of the buildup events towards the commemoration of the International Anti-Corruption Day 2014.

The Dialogue was presided by Mr. Charles Elem Ogwal, the Chairperson of the JLOS Technical Committee. The theme of the dialogue was “Building synergies in the fight against corruption to improve the administration of Justice and the rule of law in Uganda”. The theme underpinned two critical results of the fight against corruption;

a) The need to build partnerships (public and Private) to fight corruption in Justice Service delivery. 

b) The realization of improved administration of Justice and the rule of law.

The objective of the dialogue was to discuss and reflect on the challenge of corruption that has bedeviled many public Institutions. Recent Anti-Corruption Surveys revealed that JLOS Sector Institutions appeared among the top most corrupt institutions in Uganda.

The participants of the public dialogue included; members of the Human Rights and Accountability Group, Human Resource Managers Forum, JLOS PPUs, Participants from the IGG, Registrar’s from the High Court Divisions, Participants from the private sector, Participants from the Office of the Auditor General, Development Partners, Chairpersons of Working Groups and members of the JLOS Secretariat.

 

By Modoi Musa | Published: December 5, 2014