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Teso CSOs Agree to Revive Black Monday Campaign

Ben Tukei, a programme officer with Action Aid local rights cluster in Katakwi district, says the theft of public funds has continued, adding that 7 cases of embezzlement have been reported to police in Teso region.
Ben Tukei, programme officer Action Aid in Katakwi addressing the press on the revival of Black Monday campaign in Teso

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Civil society activists in Teso sub region have agreed to revive the Black Monday campaign. The campaign aims at raising awareness on corruption and injustices in Teso and Uganda, which are affecting service delivery.

Ben Tukei, a programme officer with Action Aid local rights cluster in Katakwi district, says the theft of public funds has continued, adding that 7 cases of embezzlement have been reported to police in Teso region.

Tukei explains that these scenarios give a basis for the revival of the Black Monday campaign.

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According to Tukei, community dialogues in Teso have exposed some corrupt officials pending investigations.

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Samuel Arimon, programme manager Teso Anticorruption Coalition (TAC) says much as the campaign is good for advocating service delivery, it should stick to its targeted goals. Arimon observes that the previous campaign failed because government mistook it for another political outfit.

Civil society activists launched the black Monday campaign across the country in November 2012 in a big to fight the maleficent theft of public resources.

The campaign followed various efforts by government to kick corruption out of Uganda in vain. However, government frustrated the campaign accusing the activists of hiding behind the campaign to advance the agenda of the opposition.