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Inter Agency Forum (IAF)


Uganda has a good anti corruption framework which is demonstrated by institutional coordination arrangement, legal reforms, political developments and constitutional provisions. A zero tolerance stance to corruption with a call for prompt and decisive action against any incidences of corruption at all levels has been adopted in the National Anti Corruption Strategy (NACS).
The National Strategy is an action plan designed to make a significant impact on building the quality of accountability and reducing the levels of corruption in Uganda.  Its focus is on building a culture where integrity is valued and corruption is rejected.
This strategic framework is implemented by a range of agencies under the anti corruption Inter Agency Forum (IAF), led by the Inspectorate of Government (IG), and coordinated by the Directorate for Ethics and Integrity (DEI).
Membership of the IAF comprises the following institutions:


Directorate for Ethics and Integrity (DEI)
This is the policy arm in the fight against corruption in Uganda charged with the main functions of coordination of national efforts against corruption and mainstreaming ethics and integrity in public service. Details are available at www.dei.go.ug


Inspectorate of Government (IG)
The Inspectorate of Government is an independent institution charged with the responsibility of eliminating corruption and abuse of office, promoting good governance and enforcing the leadership code of conduct. It reports to Parliament and has the function of promoting and ensuring strict adherence to the rule of law and principles of natural justice in administration. It is also the national Ombudsman of Uganda. Details are available at www.ig.go.ug


Directorate of Public Prosecutions (DPP)
The Directorate handles and prosecutes all criminal cases in the country, delegate such powers where necessary, having regard to public interest, administration of justice and the need to prevent abuse of legal process. Details are available at www.dpp.go.ug


Office of the Auditor General (OAG)
The OAG is headed by the Auditor General of Uganda. The Auditor General is an independent authority appointed under article 163 on the Constitution of Uganda and the National Audit Act 2008, and provides an independent oversight of Government operations through financial and other management audits. Details are available at www.oag.go.ug


Public Procurement & Disposal of Public Assets Authority (PPDA)
The Public Procurement and Disposal of Public Assets Authority (PPDA), is the regulatory body for public procurement and disposal in Uganda. It sets standards and regulations for procurements in the public office. Details are available at www.ppda.go.ug


Criminal Investigations Directorate (CID)
The CID is a Directorate of the Uganda Police force which is a full – time institution of the Government of Uganda. With a new established anti – corruption Department, the CID supports the anti – corruption efforts in the investigation of cases of corruption and abuse of office. Details are available at www.upf.go.ug


Judiciary
A new anti – corruption Court has been established and is handling corruption cases expeditiously Details are available at www.judicature.go.ug
Other agencies that formed the Inter Agency Forum are: