Civil Societies decry increased corruption in Bunyoro Region

Hoima Civil Society Organizations in a stake holder meeting

HOIMA, UGANDA: Civil society organizations in Bunyoro have expressed concern over increased corruption tendencies in the region among government institutions.

This was revealed a dialogue between anti corruption activists and the Hoima District stakeholders under the umbrella district intergrety promotion forrum.

The meeting was organised by Action Aid Uganda, Transparence International Uganda and Mid western Region Anti corruption coalition (MIRAC) to remind members about their responsibility since the forrum had been inacted.

The meeting was one of the activities to mark the anti corruption day that is slated to the 9th of December.

Brian Nahamya the Project officer for Global Rights Allert said despite the laws put in place to fight corruption, still the vice is continuing to escalate.

“Corrupt officials have taken advantage of the Covid 19 pandemic to engage in corruption activists because there is limited monitoring and supervision of these officials due to the lockdown and this vice has continued to hindering economic political and social development of the residents more especially the poor due to increase in costs and reduced access to judicial services”. Said Nahamya.

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Nahamya added that there is numerous human Rights violation on compassion and environmental degradation cases have continued to emerge as government tries to acquire land for oil and gas projet due to lack of transparency.

Ismail Mutegeki, the executive director MIRAC says corruption in the region stands at 20% compared to other regions.

“Our corruption rate is at 20% and this is due to misuse of public facilities and issuing of illegal land titles commercialized recruitment of civil servants, give away of public land and mismanagement of government projects”. Said Mutegeki

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However Jossam Tumwesige, the Homa Resident District Commissioner called on stakeholders to respect the district intergrety promotion forrum to address the challenges affecting service delivery.

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