By Our Reporter
The long awaited Anti-corruption Amendment bill 2012 has finally been tabled on the floor of Parliament for the first time.
The bill seeks to confiscate the wealth and benefits of officials arising out of corruption.
The Anti corruption Amendment private members bill was tabled by Makindye West MP ,John Simbwa, despite resistance from some government officials who wanted to block it.
The Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga committed the Bill to the respective Committee for security and report back to the house within 45 days according to the rules of Procedure that Govern Parliament.
The 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.