By Frank Mugabi
The district will fund civil society organisations engaged in fighting corruption.
the district chairman, Peter Iku Dolo, recently said he wants West Nile to become a model region of zero tolerance to corruption and lead in the fight against the vice.
â€œIn the next financial year, the Moyo district local government will provide funds for civil society organisations for anti-corruption activities,â€ Dolo said.
He was the chief guest at the conference on the formation of the West Nile Anti-Corruption Coalition at Pacific Hotel in Koboko district recently.
Dolo said the fight against corruption requires courage and perseverance. He blasted the media for not being genuine when reporting corruption.
Dolo appealed to journalists to report accurately, saying he would write a book on the dynamics of corruption.
He attributed the rampant corruption in Uganda to the eroded values and inadequate salaries of civil servants.
A nine-member coalition taskforce headed by Stephen Todoko from the Anti-Corruption Coalition Koboko, was appointed to develop the coalitionâ€™s constitution and formulate the policy framework. It is supposed to submit its report in two months.
The Koboko district chairman, William Dada, the coordinator Anti-Corruption Coalition Uganda-ACCU, Jasper Tumuhimbise, his vice Benson Ocen Ekwee and MS Uganda programme officer, Doreen Ruta attended.
Dada urged civil society organisations to help politicians to investigate corruption in the district. He also blamed anti-graft agencies for not doing enough to fight corruption.
Civil society organisations to get funds to fight corruption