Chairman, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu, on Thursday, November 3, 2016 assured of closer collaboration with the Ugandan Parliament in its bid to enact better and concise legislations that will aid the East African country tackle the scourge of corruption.
He gave the assurance while receiving members of the Parliament of Uganda’s Sectoral Committee on Legal and Parliamentary Affairs who were on a benchmarking visit to the Commission’s Head Office to fashion out ways of strengthening integrity and proper conduct in government.
According to the EFCC boss, corruption has long transcended national boundaries and it is imperative for African countries to synergise in combating the scourge.
Samo Bitangaro, who led the 8-man delegation of parliamentarians, said they were at the EFCC because of the reputation of the agency and to learn from the successes that it had recorded over the years.
Bitangaro further said that since the promulgation of the Ugandan constitution in 2005, the country had struggled with issues of probity and accountability in its public service which necessitated the visit to tap from EFCC’s wealth of experience.
Another member of the parliament, Ibrahim Ssemujju, said the committee had the mandate to amend the Ugandan Code of Conduct Act and establish a Tribunal to try offenders of prescribed laws; which is why they needed to understudy the Laws establishing the EFCC, EFCC’s mode and scope of operations and most importantly internalise EFCC’s robust anti-corruption agenda.
The meeting later went into a question and answer session between the visiting Parliamentarians and the Management of the EFCC.
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