RDC commits to deal with Ntungamo district corrupt officials

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NTUNGAMO- The Ntungamo District Resident Commissioner Mucunguzi Geoffrey has expressed commitment to deal with scrupulous corrupt civil servants who are crippling service delivery across the district.

Cadre Mucunguzi noted that all security agencies in the district will not hesitate to arrest and shame corrupt officials as the way to curb the vice which is spreading like a cancer.

He made remarks on Wednesday while chairing the Ntungamo District Quarterly Integrity Promotion Forum report held at Embassy Tours Ntungamo municipality organized by Kick Corruption Out of Uganda (KICK-U).

Cadre Mucunguzi asked the general public to stop the fallacy of saying that corruption cannot be dealt with which is wrong. The district Integrity Forum (DIPF) is both a structure and a process that brings together all key state accountability agencies and civil society at the district level for decision making and follows up of actions decided.

The CEO Kick Corruption out Uganda Kakuru Robert Byamugisha hailed the government for the work done to mitigate shoddy work and all forms of corruption in the country.

Kakuru revealed that the project has trained 21 community monitors who will be equipped with smart phones under contract monitoring systems and citizens’ feedback systems for easy reporting of scrupulous deals in their areas of jurisdiction.

The Executive Director South Western Institute for Policy and Advocacy (SOWIPA) Natamba Edward Ssalongo commended implementing partners for coming on board to save Ugandans who suffered a lot due to corrupt officials.

The acting Ntungamo District Health Officer Sister Chemusto Beatrice asked leaders at all levels to sensitize people on the preventive measures rather than curative ones if they are to have good health.

Kick Corruption out Uganda in partnership with the GIZ-German government supported by the European Union is implementing a project, strengthening and establishment of District integrity promotion forum in the districts of Kabale, Kanungu, Kisoro and Ntungamo.