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As a demonstration of the UK’s commitment to support Uganda’s fight against corruption, the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) has procured items to support the basic working of the DPP’s Fraud Section offices at the Anti-Corruption Division (ACD) of the High Court and their Regional Offices. This equipment will help the DPP staff increase their effectiveness in taking to court cases of corruption and fraud, and protecting sensitive evidence and materials.
The equipment that has been provided to the DPP is as follows:
30 sets of desk-top computers with monitors, software etc (for use at DPP fraud section, ACD and DPP regional offices)
2 heavy duty shredders (for use at DPP fraud section and ACD offices)
2 high-security filing cabinets (for use at DPP fraud section and ACD offices)
2 4-in-1 scanner/printer/copiers/faxes (for use at DPP fraud section and ACD offices)
This equipment has been provided as one-off support, in response to a request from the DPP. However, DFID’s forthcoming £19 million Strengthening Uganda’s Anti-Corruption response (SUGAR) programme will aim to provide other support to the DPP in the form of technical assistance, training, mentoring, equipment and operational support. The funding will be managed by an Anti-Corruption Facility, staffed by technical experts and aimed at supporting the effectiveness of all national institutions working on Anti-Corruption. SUGAR intends to begin operating in April and will make a 5 year investment in anti-corruption, aiming to raise the risks for those engaged in corruption in Uganda. Danny Graymore, Head of DFID Uganda, said:
The UK is firmly committed to helping Uganda address corruption. The theft of public resources risks undermining Uganda’s development. The DPP is at the forefront in the fight against this theft and we want to support them in their work. This equipment is provided to help the DPP’s Fraud and Anti-Corruption staff work more effectively. Although this is a one-off provision, our forthcoming £19 million Strengthening Uganda’s Anti-Corruption Response (SUGAR) programme aims to do more to support their work, and the work of other institutions focused on tackling corruption.