BY VANANSIO MBABAZI
As Uganda joins the world to celebrate anti-corruption day to,
Anti-corruption players in Kabale district want government to
strengthen and re-equip anti-corruption organs to enable them
effectively fight corruption.
The Locals say anti-corruption organs like the police, the
Inspectorate of Government and courts of law are weak and underfunded.
The Maziba sub county district councilor Ubald Laborday says that
though such organs act as whistle blowers, there is inefficiencies
especially in prosecuting corrupt offenders due to little finances. He
also wants government to ensure that all convicted officials pay back
the money they have swindled.
Joanita Bakeinaga a worker at Mpamabara complex internet café blames
the judiciary for only prosecuting junior officers instead of senior
Kabale district chief Administrative officer Abert Matsiko
Mutungwire says that government has set all avenues to avert
corruption. He says that the avenues include presentation of
accountabilities, client charter, public accounts committee to
investigate corrupt officials, corrupt officers face disciplinary
action though District service commission.
Anti-corruption Day will be celebrated under the theme is “United
against corruption for development, peace and security”. The
Anti-corruption week runs from December 2nd-9th.