THE UN’s refugee agency wasted tens of millions of dollars in Uganda in 2017, overpaying for goods and services, awarding major contracts improperly, and failing to avoid fraud, corruption, and waste, according to a damning internal probe. The audit, by the UN’s Office of Internal Oversight Services, found multiple areas of mismanagement that were UNHCR’s responsibility, such as a $7.9 …
In the cases of Malawi and Nigeria, the fight against corruption has clearly been favoured by changes in government.
The unfortunate generalisation that Nigerians are big time online scammers, has become the prism with which most of the country is viewed and judged globally.
Studies used to justify the massive loans were ridiculous, assuming that Mozambique could sell tuna for four times as much as nearby Seychelles. It was like lending to a gambler who says, “I am broke but will surely win next time”
As though the problems posed by the shortages are not bad enough, the distribution of relief material is fraught with allegations of corruption, mismanagement, fraud, and outright theft by government officials.