Corruption levels in Masindi are not worrying -District Boss

Saturday, June 1, 2024

By Brian Atuhura
Masindi District Chairperson, Cosmas Byaruhanga has described the levels of corruption in Masindi district as low compared to other districts.
Addressing stakeholders on Friday this week, during a dissemination meeting on a report on the cost of corruption in Uganda,that was held in the district council chambers, Byaruhanga said that Masindi doesn't have many cases of corruption.
He sighted out the current leadership at the police station where he said that,he hasn't heard any public outcry on corruption labeled against the police officers.
He however, mentioned cyndicate form of corruption that is cropping under procurements in most Local Governments something he said is affecting service delivery.
Speaking in the same meeting,the Principal Assistant Chief Administrative Officer (PACAO) Musa Kyamiza, who represented the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO),in the meeting,said despite all efforts reached at by government in fighting corruption,in one way or the other, people find themselves corrupt.
In the report presented by John Kabaale from the Inspectorate of Government (IG),it disclosed that allot of public funds are lost through tax evasion.The report revealed that the estimated total cost of bribes paid by citizens to tax officials is about shs 27 billions annually among other forms of corruption.
In his closing remarks,the Deputy District Internal Security Officer(D/DISO), Kennedy Muhumuza who represented the Resident District Commissioner (RDC) in the meeting, pledged to provide the necessary support to the Inspectorate of Government in curbing down corruption tendencies.

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