Grace Atwonjire the Principal legal officer in the Directorate of ethics and integrity office of the president has urged stakeholders to champion the fight against corruption in Kagadi District.
The call was made during a sensitization meeting with the stakeholders held at Kagadi community hall in Kagadi Town Council Kagadi district.
The Directorate for Ethics and integrity , office of the president is mandated to coordinate national efforts against corruption and this entails re-building ethics and integrity in the public service and formulating a strong policy and legal framework against corruption.
Grace said corruption can be eliminated through carrying out public awareness campaigns against the vice, reporting corruption cases among others.
She condemned the rampant corruption cases among the district service commissions involving job selling and noted that government is in process of establishing service commissions at regional level.
She has also asked the public to be vigilant and fight corruption in the Parish Development Modal program through reporting the perpetrators to the authorities for prosecution.
Grace says the Country’s corruption perception index has increased from 27% in 2022 to 35% this year calling for more vigilance to fight the vice.
The sensitization meeting was attended by District leaders, members of the civil society organizations, religious leaders and media.
They discussed strategies to implement to achieve zero tolerance to corruption in the country.
The District Chairperson Ndibwami B Yosia challenged participants to make a collective effort in fighting against the vice and urged the government to facilitate the security personnel who are taking the lead in the corruption fight.
Edward Bisangabasaija the principal Assistant Chief Administrative Officer Kagadi explained that there are many forms of corruption taking place in the communities and calls for the public to have a positive attitude against corruption.
Reverend Father Mugisa Patrick from St Mary’s Catholic Church has called on the government workers at the forefront of fighting corruption to lead by example if the habit is to be eliminated.
Aligonza wenka Kamihanda, the District councillor representing people with disabilities, commends government agencies for coming up on ground to fight corruption.