The legal and institutional framework in the fight against corruption

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Kampala international international: School Of Law
This study "The legal and institutional framework in the fight against corruption: The case law' was carried out in Uganda, with specific aims to: find out the cause of corruption in the existing institutional framework in Uganda; examine impact of corruption on the performance of institutions in Uganda; identify the loopholes and excesses of the performance of the anticorruption agencies and to suggest ways to counter these loopholes and excesses. To comprehend this, the study reviewed literature from various scholars on the specific aims as well as different laws from different countries that govern anti-corruption within the public as well as the private sector. This was done through use of a qualitative design in which the researcher relied on book review and interviewing a few members from the office of the IGG, Anti-Corruption Courtlt, Directorate of Ethics and Integrity, Parliament, Auditor GeneraL The study findings indicate that, the cause of corruption despite the existing institutional framework includes; greed, nepotism, sectarianism and above all autocratic tendencies. The challenges of corruption are noted to include poor coordination and facilitation, incompetent and corrupt staff, lack of independence of the anti-corruption agencies, lack of political will and zeal of the public and enforcement. The impact of corruption was established to be reduced foreign investment, discriminatory distribution of services, political instability and poverty, to which the suggested recommendations can counter these excesses. It is concluded that, the anti-corruption agencies if not left to be free of the political will of those in power, anti corruption measures will be countered by favoritism.
A research report submitted to the faculty of law in partial fulfillment of the requirements for The award of the bachelor of laws degree Of Kampala international university
Legal research, Legal, Institutional framework, Corruption