Many investors donot adhere to laws – report

A new report about corporate accountability in Uganda challenges Government to ensure that investors adhere to the laws in the country.

The report published by the Legal Aid Service Providers Network indicates that many companies especially multinationals and foreign investors do not take seriously laws in Uganda and that there is laxity on the part of Government to enforce the laws

The lead researcher also lecturer at Makerere University Gerald Tushabe says that while investments are important abuses such as evictions and environmental degradation should not be allowed

The other key issue highlighted by the report is the abuse of workers, exposing them to hazardous materials especially in the horticulture sector. The Executive Director at the Legal Aid Service Providers Network Sylvia Namubiru Mukasa says that investors are also paying Ugandans poorly.

Story by

Kenneth Likwago

November 10 2017