Under the dialogue, communities converge at the Sub County headquarters and raise issues of development and service delivery that were planned for in the last financial year and the leaders respond to them.
Districts in the West Nile under their umbrella organization
MAYANK Anti-corruption coalition has embarked on engaging communities and
government leaders in accountability dialogue.
The dialogue which has come as the general
elections draw closer is aimed at empowering locals and the citizens to demand accountability
from the political and technical leaders.
Under the dialogue, communities
converge at the Sub County headquarters and raise issues of development and
service delivery that were planned for in the last financial year and the
leaders respond to them.
Ernest Enzama the Executive Director MAYANK Anti-corruption
coalition said the dialogue helps the local people to raise issues of
governance and accountability which will promote better service delivery.
According to Enzama, the engagement, the dialogues will be spread
to all the districts of West Nile.
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Nelson Aleti, the Vice LCIII Chairman who participated in the dialogue at Arivu
Sub County says the dialogue makes people happy because it enables them to
raise issues of roads, water, health, education among others. He says oftentimes the local's point at the
political leaders who are not solely responsible for the issues and because the
district technical team is engaged in the dialogue, it clears for them the
dilemma in the communities.
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Simon Ababo the Assistant Chief Administrative Officer Arua said
the dialogue helps the technical team to understand the needs and priority
areas of the locals. Ababo says based on the outcome of the dialogue with the
communities they will plan better for the next financial year.
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According to reports from
MAYANK Anti-corruption coalition, most district leaders do not dialogue with
communities to understand their needs and plan for them, resulted into poor
service delivery, wastage of resources and no value for money.