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Byline: Charles Wendo
Finally the Global Fund whip has started cracking. By Wednesday this week, eight individuals implicated in mismanagement of the money had been charged.
Behind the scenes, there have been a lot of difficult discussions for six months.
A Norwegian official who represents Norway and several other European countries on the Global Fund, in April expressed concern over Uganda's delay to prosecute those implicated in the Global Fund mismanagement.
Monica Djupvik wrote a letter to the Geneva-based Inspector General of the Global Fund. She expressed concern that two years after the commission of inquiry led by Justice James Ogoola completed its report, no one had been prosecuted over Global Fund mismanagement and much of the money remained unaccounted for. "This case [is] an important test of the political will in fighting corruption in the country," she wrote.As a result, a team from the Inspector General's office visited Uganda in May and …