Benon Herbert Oluka

Benon Herbert Oluka has investigated the fate of several former child soldiers in Uganda and discovered that, whilst some overcame their trauma through help from their communities and local institutions, millions in donor assistance were largely wasted on temporary projects. He has also investigated many cases of corruption (in electricity provision and contaminated meat, just to name two) in Uganda and has recently founded The Watchdog, an anti-corruption investigative journalism centre that he hopes will add to his own individual efforts. His latest project is to find some honest government officials, try find out what makes them tick, and which obstacles they face in trying to do their jobs.