Ugandans press for whistleblower protection and payment

Uganda’s The New Vision reports that the country’s Parliament is debating a Whistleblower Bill to protect disclosures of public and private corruption.  Legislators are debating whether protected disclosures should be made to regional officials or to national offices.  Perhaps someday they will protect all disclosures of corruption.

Meanwhile, the same article reports that a tax whistleblower is pressing for payment of a promised reward.  This whistleblower helped the government collect 3.8 billion schillings (about $1.5 million) in taxes between 2002 and 2005. However, he still has not received his entitlement of ten percent (10%).  He has filed a court claim for payment, and as a result, his identity has been disclosed.  The New Vision reports that he is now in "grave danger."

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