An analysis of the legal and institutional framework in the fight against corruption"

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Kampala International University, School of Law
This study "An Analysis of 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 tl·amework in U gancla; 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 Court, 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 poor enforcement The impact of corruption was established to be reduced foreign investment, disct'iminatory 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 dissertation submitted to the school of law in partial fulfillment for the award of Bachelor of laws of Kampala International University
Legal framework, Institutional framework, Corruption