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CoST Uganda wins the Collective Action Award

This month, CoST Uganda won an Anti Corruption Collective Action Initiative Award for Southern Africa from the Basel Institute on Governance for its outstanding achievements in tackling corruption and raising standards of business integrity in the region.

Gilbert Sendugwa, CoST Senior Regional Manager for Africa, commented:

“This Award is not just for CoST Uganda but for the government, private sector and civil society partners that have worked together to increase disclosure and undertake assurance processes to give meaning to disclosed data, and more importantly the government’s commitment to implement recommended reforms. This Award inspires us to continue on this path.”

Petter Mathews, CoST Executive Director, said :“The exceptional achievements of CoST Uganda continue to attract international attention. It has demonstrated the practical benefits that flow from improving the transparency and accountability of infrastructure investments. This award is well-deserved recognition for what has been achieved, but it will not result in them resting on their laurels. There is much more to be done and I have no doubt that this award will inspire them to even greater achievements. CoST Uganda in an example of what can be achieved when government, the private sector and civil society come together in a concerted effort to improve infrastructure and services for the benefit of the people and the economy.”

We are very delighted to win this award. Thank you to everyone who voted for us. You can find out more about CoST Uganda on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook and on their website.

CoST Uganda’s win was also covered by Elix, Pulse and New Vision.