Uganda Suspends Several Aid Officials In Alleged Fraud Investigation; U.S. Calls For ‘Swift’ Action

The Guardian: ‘They exaggerated figures’: Ugandan aid officials suspended over alleged fraud
“The Ugandan government has suspended [at least] four officials at the start of an investigation into alleged mismanagement of funds meant to support refugees. The U.K., E.U., and U.S. are threatening to withdraw aid and stop programs…” (Okiror, 2/8).

Reuters: Uganda says suspends officials suspected in relief scandal
“…U.S. Ambassador Deborah R. Malac said Uganda needed to conduct investigations urgently, ensure the restitution of any lost funds, and prosecute anyone found to be involved in fraud. Failure to act would make it hard for governments to trust Uganda as a partner, she said. ‘We cannot stress enough the fierce urgency for swift and definitive action,’ she said at a meeting between donors and Ugandan officials on Thursday…” (Biryabarema, 2/9).

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