Jan 04, 2016

World Bank cancels road project amid allegations of sexual abuse

The Financial Times reports that the World Bank has taken the rare step of cancelling a $265m road project in Uganda amid allegations of mismanagement by the government and sexual abuse of minors by employees working for its contractors. At least nine school-age girls became pregnant. Read the Financial Times article here. Read the Bank’s statement here. Read a report here by Joy for Children Uganda and Bank Information Center documenting repeated cases of contractors sexually abusing children in the area of the road project.