BY RAM KIKAMA
The Kasese Resident District commissioner Lt Joe Walusimbi has lashed at the District civil servants who are engaging in corruption tendencies arguing that they are undermining development and punishing their own home District.
According to Lt Joe Walusimbi an Investigation into a corruption case involving one of the District Engineers whose identity remains unknown to the media has kicked off at the Kasese central police station following exaggerated certification of construction works and various sub-standard and shoddy work in the District.
The Engineer is reported to have certified exaggeratedly that the progress of construction works of undisclosed construction project stood at 60% yet the works were at about 20%.
The RDC who condemned such public workers described them as “unsympathetic” because they were offering sub-standard services to their own District and the Rwenzururu fraternity arguing that this undermines development in the district.
“Sub-standard works being done now, you find an engineer as if he is not a Ugandan he is not sympathetic to his own District, the good thing you are all Banyarwenzururu, yes your giving a dis-service to your own District” Lt Joe Walusimbi stressed before urging civil servants to be sympathetic to their own District.
Addressing councillors on Friday during a training organised by the ministry of information technology and National guidance, Lt Walusimbi urged the councillors and all leaders in Kasese to join him in the fight against corruption behaviour among civil servants before he pinned the previous District council for having swindled shillings 400 Million, that was meant for a project which he declined to disclose.
The president’s representative said his office is ready and prepared to deal with elements of corrupt public workers however noting that sometimes when he arrests such suspected corrupt individuals some members of the public think he is a bad RDC yet he is fighting for the betterment of government programmes.
He urged councillors to be commanders against corruption and keenly supervise government programs in their areas of jurisdiction.
The District Council speaker Hon Tsotswaana Obed Mumbere hailed the ministry of ICT and National guidance for the training saying as councillors they had been given tips on how to live, work, serve and cooperate with community members and other people irrespective of their political affiliation.
Hon Mumbere also echoed the need for councillors to be ambassadors against corruption tendencies in their areas of leadership.