August 21, 2020

Ugandan national debarred by the World Bank

On August 19, 2020, the World Bank Group announced the fifteen-month debarment of Ugandan national Josephine Namaganda, a consultant with the Agricultural Technology and Agribusiness Advisory Services Project (a project designed to increase agricultural incomes and productivity for participants by improving agricultural research and advisory service systems in Uganda).  According to the World Bank, Namaganda used false certificates to misrepresent her accounting qualifications, in order to meet the requirements of a World Bank-financed tender connected to the Project.  During her debarment period, Namaganda is ineligible to participate in World Bank projects, and is subject to cross-debarment by other multilateral development banks.

Namaganda received a reduced period of debarment due to her cooperation and remediation, and agreed, as a condition for her release from debarment, to continue cooperating with the World Bank and to undertake ethics training consistent with World Bank Integrity Compliance Guidelines.

World Bank Press Release