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Civil servants and politicians encouraged to fight corruption.
By Anthony Kushaba
Civil servants and local leaders in the country have been urged to champion the fight against corruption, starting from the grassroots, if effective service delivery is to be realized.
This call was made today afternoon by the commissioner for information and communication at the Directorate for Ethics and Integrity under the Office of the President while speaking at the stakeholders’ engagement for the dissemination of the Zero Tolerance to Corruption Policy 2019 and the National Anti-Corruption Strategy 2019-2024 held at Ntungamo district council hall.
Speaking at the same meeting, Rev.Canon Aron Mwesigye, the director of religious affairs at the directorate, revealed that the fight against corruption must start with individuals in their homes and areas where they come from if it is to be meaningful.
He revealed that civil servants, members of civil society, religious leaders, and all Ugandans have a responsibility to ensure that corruption is fought before it takes place instead of waiting to take action against those implicated.
Canon Mwesigye revealed that it is very easy and important to undertake preventive measures instead of moving in to sort out issues once they are already messed up.
Ntungamo district vice chairperson Asuman Kigongo commended the directorate for spearheading the fight against corruption by putting preventive measures in place.
Niwamanya Robert Kamuntu, the deputy resident district commissioner, revealed that corruption requires concerted efforts to be weeded out.
Kiiza Fedelis, the Ntungamo district principal assistant secretary, revealed that the engagement was timely and asked the participants to put into practice what was discussed at the meeting.
The engagement was attended by political leaders, religious leaders, civil servants, members of civil society, and the media.