African Parliamentarians Network against Corruption (APNAC)
APNAC is a network of African Parliamentarians aimed at involving parliamentarians in the fight against corruption. APNAC was formed in Kampala in February 1999, following a seminar under the theme” Parliament and Good Governance: Towards a new agenda for controlling corruption in the fight against corruption”. APNAC Uganda Chapter (APNAC-U) was later established in August 01, 2000 and has a membership of over 100 Members of Parliament (MPs) drawn from diverse political affiliations.
APNAC-U is a Parliament based organisation that derives its membership from amongst Members of Parliament. APNAC-U, being a parliamentary group, has offices at the parliament Building in Kampala.
APNAC-U Strategic Interventions
APNAC-U will advocate for the strengthening anti-corruption systems with a focus on;
- Ant-corruption monitoring and evaluation systems put in place under a National Anti-Corruption Plan. This will include stepping up of public information and civic education campaigns at local government levels.
- Urging IGG to verify annual asset declarations and to take appropriate actions against non-compliance and present plan for implementing the Leadership Code Act (2002).
- Put pressure on the Department of Ethics and Integrity (DEI) to table Prevention of Corruption Bill and prepare Whistleblowers Protection Bill in accordance with international standards.
- Expedite the enactment of the Public Information Bill
- Detection and sanctioning of corrupt practices.
- Strengthen anti-corruption efforts in order to enhance effectiveness of government spending, reduce wastage and encourage private sector investment.
- Strengthen public sector management and accountability in order to reduce fiduciary risks.
- Strengthen government procurement mechanisms.
- Strengthen local government capacity for efficient and effective service delivery, most especially at the lower levels.
- Actively participate in for a that discuss the planning, execution and review of the National Budget such as the Public Expenditure Reviews, Sector Reviews and PRSC reviews, parliamentary Committees Review of the national budget.
- Rally for mass support from MPs to advocate and support Bills and policies aimed at fighting corruption whenever tabled in Parliament.
- Hold government accountable on its commitment to fight corruption as spelt out in the JLOS work plan, PEAP and PRSC.