Uganda’s Parliament to investigate Isimba Bridge works another sign of how corruption is institutionalized in Uganda

Parliament has decided to do an inquiry into the Isimba bridge works marred by allegations of corruption.The House failed to come to a consensus on the statement presented by the Uganda’s ministry of energy and mineral development.

The ministry projects that the bridge connecting Kayunga and Kamuli districts will be ready for commissioning by December 2020 with construction works already at 22 percent. In another development 80% of Ugandans are still marginalized and are not able to realize their full potential in the achievement of Uganda’s development targets and sustainable development goals. This was revealed during the release of this year’s annual equal opportunities report.

This comes at the time when 100 Uganda police officers were retired over poor health. They include 19 inspectors of police, 21 sergeants, 23 corporals and 30 police constables whose health has been reportedly deteriorating.  It is also indicated that over 4,000 officers have deserted in the last 5yrs, citing poor conditions, ill treatment and corruption.

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