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Policy Commitments: Is Uganda serious?

The Ugandan weekly The Independent and the daily newspaper New Vision both published an opinion editorial written by Morrison Rwakakamba, Twaweza Uganda’s Manager.

In the article, Morrison raises doubts about the willingness of the Ugandan Government to implement its own policy commitments of transparency to its citizens. Uganda is eligible to the Open Government Partnership, but did not join when the initiative was launched in September 2011. Moreover, the author claims that the Government has not delivered on its promises of openness and fiscal integrity which included transparent issuance of tax exemptions and the publishing of government balances.

The article continues to question how the Government prepares to fulfill its current promises on openness and practice what it has promised for the citizens of Uganda. Read more

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