By our reporter
Government has cleared the Anti-corruption Amendment bill 2012 which seeks to confiscate the wealth and benefits of corrupt officials arising out of corruption.
The bill was cleared by the minister of finance Maria Kiwanuka after her ministry accepted to issue a certificate of financial implication to finance the bill’s implementation after it has been assented on by the president.
The Anti corruption Amendment private members bill 2012 had got resistance from some government officials but it had support from the minister of finance and many MPs.
Makindye East MP John simbwa who moved the Bill said that the bill will be tabled before parliament for the first reading when parliament resumes from recess in February.
Hon Simbwa told reporters at parliament that if this Anti corruption legal framework is approved by parliament it will give Ugandans hope of not losing their money to individuals without any recovery through sale of their wealth.
He said that tax payers have been losing double because people have been stealing public funds and then government forced use money in consolidated account to refund.
The proposed Anti-corruption Amendment bill 2012 seeks to amend certain provisions of the Anti-corruption Act 2009 to incorporate a new legal framework aimed at the recovery of the benefits derived from corruption.