By Mirembe Martina
Parliament has tabled the Anti-Corruption Bill 2013.
The private members Bill was tabled by Makindye East Member of Parliament, Mr. John Ssimbwa. The Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga sent the Bill to the Legal Affairs Committee of Parliament for scrutiny before it is debated upon. The bill seeks to amend the Anti-Corruption Act, 2009 which has been criticised for not being sufficient to fight corruption.
In addition, the bill, if passed, will give government the power to confiscate the property of people convicted of corruption by the Anti Corruption Court. The bill will also ensure that all property registered in the names of relatives and friends are recovered.
If passed into law and actually upheld, the bill will help fight the increasing cases of corruption in the country yet culprits are not punished as per their crimes.