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FDC WANTS CLOSE MONITORING OF GOVERNMENT PROJECTS TO END CORRUPTION

Fungaroo dances with some FDC leaders in Aliba shortly after his meeting with them on Tuesday

BY ANDREW COHEN AMVESI       

OBONGI: THURSDAY, MARCH 17, 2022

The opposition Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) party has advocated for close monitoring of government projects in order to stamp out corruption.

The FDC National Secretary for Mobilization and Organization, Hassan Kaps Fungaroo emphasized an urgent need to ensure that government services reach the ordinary people.

“Under the laws of Uganda, the principle role of the opposition is to hold the government in check and it does this through the following means; by demanding for transparency and accountability in government programs, projects and work processes and this involves getting a touch and flashing a strong light on the dark corners and passages in which corruption and all forms of evil thrives in government,” Fungaroo said.

The former Obongi county Member of Parliament made the appeal while meeting the party leaders in Aliba and Ewaffa sub-counties on Tuesday.

Fungaroo intends to traverse the entire Obongi district and other parts of the country with a specific campaign against graft with an eye on ensuring improvement in service delivery.

He asked the FDC leaders to pick keen interest in monitoring the implementation of government programs and projects like Emyooga and Parish Development Model where substantial amounts of money are being injected as government focuses on lifting about 38% of Ugandans out of subsistence economy.

He suggested that corrupt people are so powerful that they sometimes control or intimidate officials in oversight institutions, leading cases being “killed” silently within institutions created to fight corruption.

“I thereby, call upon you members and supporters of the opposition political parties in Obongi and Uganda at large to rescue the situation,” Fungaroo appealed.

Bran Sijali Atiku, the FDC youth leader for Mbale North village in Aliba sub-county expressed gratitude to Fungaroo for enlightening them on their roles which he said will greatly help them in monitoring government programs with the aim of fighting corruption in the area.

“I feel so impressed that I will definitely use the knowledge I have acquired today to critically follow up the projects in my village and sub-county by finding out how much money has been allocated for a project, when it is to start and end besides knowing whether the project is being done well or not so as to ensure value for taxpayers’ money,” Atiku said.

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  1. Miraji Lemi Galemgbe

    We have to start to finish and

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