Organizations-CSOs in West Nile have vowed to name and shame individuals and
organizations that are implicated in corrupt practices in the region.
The CSOs' decision comes
after a report from dialogues with communities on service delivery in key sectors
of health, roads and water painted a deteriorating picture in most districts in the
According to a report
from the Anti-Corruption Coalition in West Nile, MAYANK, the districts of Zombo,
Arua and Yumbe showed poor performance in the implementation of
government programmes, according to the Auditor General’s account of districts in 2019.
Members of the West Nile CSOs say naming and shaming such individuals found corrupt will not only
reduce the vice but also act as a lesson to others who might have such
// Cue in; The issue of corruption.…//Cue out; evidence on it.…. //
Ernest Enzama the Executive director of West Nile Anti-corruption coalition -MAYANK, corruption in the region is frustrating recovery of the region from the
17 years of the civil war that drew the region backwards in development.
Enzama, police should take up the challenge to arrest and prosecute officials
implicated in corruption because it has a lasting negative bearing on the wellbeing of the intended beneficiary population.
// Cue in; Zombo, Arua,
Yumbe-…//Cue out; must be represented.…. //
Avubieng the Community Liason Officer Arua police has encouraged the CSOs and
members of the community to cooperate with the police to arrest and prosecute
such corrupt officers in government.
He also calls on
members of communities to promptly report suspected corruption cases to the nearest
authorities // Cue in; Whoever has
Cue out; is also investigated.…. //
As a result of
corruption, Arua district NUSAF phase three activities are still suspended with 4.5 Billion Shillings suspended after the then Desk Officer Paul Edobo vanished with
over UGX 401 million meant for community livelihood support.
To date the
officer is still at large.
The report of
the Auditor General 2019 on staffing in Arua district indicates that 333
million shillings was paid to staff who should not have been in service because they have
reached retirement age.
Besides, 790,617,000 was also found unaccounted for and over 43
million was found to have been paid to non-existing staff. In Yumbe district, the report indicates up to UGX 130 million was paid to staff many of whom are