The Inspectorate of Government has directed the Ministry of Energy (MEMD) to start afresh the procurement of a contractor for the 650 megawatt Karuma Hydro Power Project.Continue
Posted on March 30, 2013 at 0:52 — 3 Comments
Service delivery in Uganda and other parts of Africa has been hampered by collusion, delays and poor delivery and high cost. Over the years African Governments have reformed public contracting legislations mainly by strengthening procedure and due process. These reforms have had marginal impacts but have not addressed the core problems that occasioned their enactment: ghost payments, falsification, delays, cost escalation and poor delivery of contracts remain…Continue
Posted on March 30, 2013 at 0:26
African governments are experiencing pressure to balance between improving terms and conditions of public service employees on the one hand and infrastructure development on the other. Public employees in Uganda, Kenya, South Africa among other countries have recently been expressing discontent over low wages amidst high inflationary pressures.
Posted on October 22, 2012 at 12:00
Lack of access to information in public contracting undermines value for money. The Daily Monitor, a Ugandan newspaper reports today of how denial of access to records on the procurement process was used to facilitate the selection of a more expensive bidder by Uganda's National Social Security Fund. Read more…Continue
Posted on August 9, 2012 at 13:30 — 4 Comments