Wednesday, August 14th, 2019
Through the attached open letter, we highlight challenges that will deter compliance to EITI in Uganda and make recommendations for addressing of these challenges.
Some of the challenges include:
• Lack of a culture that promotes rule of law, respect of institutions and others. Such a culture cannot allow transparency and accountability to thrive.
• Government failure to penalise officers who refuse to implement laws that promote transparency and accountability such as the Constitution, Public Finance Management Act and others.
• A weak parliament and citizenry that cannot hold the executive that abuses oil revenues accountable.
• The existence of laws such as the 1998 Environment Impact Assessment Regulations that undermine transparency and others.
CSO open letter to Minister of Finance to address challenges to EITI