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IG, Acholi Chiefdom Team up to Fight Corruption

IG Deputy Director Patricia Acan Okiria told URN after the meeting that they intend to form a partnership and strategic alliance with the cultural institution and use the structures of the different chiefdoms to reach out and mobilize the masses to join the fight against corruption.
Acoli Paramount Chief David Onen Acana II poses for a photo with the IG team. Photo by Emmy Daniel Ojara

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The Inspectorate of Government (IG) has teamed up with the Acholi Chiefdom to energize the fight against corruption in the sub-region.  

On Thursday, the IG Deputy Director Patricia Acan Okiria and officials from the IG paid a courtesy visit to the Paramount Chief of Acholi, Rwot David Onen Acana II where they discussed different means of jointly working towards preventing corruption.  

Acan told URN after the meeting that they intend to form a partnership and strategic alliance with the cultural institution and use the structures of the different chiefdoms to reach out and mobilize the masses to join the fight against corruption.  

She adds that members of the communities are loyal to their clans hence they will heed the call against corruption once initiated by their cultural leaders. 

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On the other hand, Rwot Onen David Acana II told URN that the engagement was welcomed noting that the fight against corruption should not just be left to the government alone. 

 

He added that cultural institutions have a big role to play in changing mindsets, upholding ethics in the community, and instilling honesty, truth-telling, and trustworthiness. 

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The IG later paid a courtesy visit to the office of the Resident City Commissioner Gulu, IG, and Human Rights Commission Northern Regional Offices where they discussed ways of energizing the fights against corruption.

  

Geoffrey Matovu, the IGG Regional Inspectorate Officer for Gulu said that they are overwhelmed by cases of recruitment frauds by the district service commission and understaffing. 

  

In response, Acan said that the inspectorate is due to recruiting more staff in order to bridge the staffing gaps.