Underfunding hinders African ombudsmen: official


By DAVID MUCHUI
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The African Ombudsman and Mediators Association (AOMA) has called for strengthening of the ombudsman offices in the continent to enhance transparency and accountability.

Ombudsmen are charged with the mandate to, among other things, investigate individuals’ complaints against companies or organisations, especially public authorities.

They can investigate any conduct in state affairs or omission in public administration in any sphere of government, especially complaints of abuse of power, unfair treatment, manifest injustice or unresponsive official conduct.

Speaking after being elected AOMA secretary general at the just-ended sixth general assembly in Kigali, Rwanda, Ms Florence Kajuju, who is also the chairperson of the Commission on Administrative Justice…

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