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Sacking Corrupt Officials Not Enough -Fr.Gaetano

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By APN Reporter


Rev.Fr.Gaetano Batanyenda the Kitanga Parish priest who also doubles as the vice chairperson for Kick corruption out of Uganda has revealed that the move by president Yoweri Museveni to fire corrupt government officials is not enough to get rid of corruption.

Batanyenda who was on Monday addressing the press at Kick –Uganda offices in Kirigime –Southern Kabale revealed that the government has tried to do many interventions in a bid to fight corruption but just sacking which is not backed by other measures such as confiscating the property of those implicate in corruption scandals.

Batanyenda says that the president who recently fired top management at Kampala capital city Authority and Uganda Revenue Authority but just having them replaced will not help Ugandans and the country at large.

Last week president  Museveni wrote  to the Public Service Commission (PSU) nominating Dorothy Kisaka as the new Kampala Capital City Authority executive director.

If vetted and cleared by the PSU, Kisaka will replace Andrew Kitaka the current acting KCCA director whose contract extension expires  on June 18.

Kitaka’s contract was extended in December 2019 for a further six months and has been acting KCCA executive director since December 2018 after being appointed by then Kampala minister Beti Kamya following the resignation of Jennifer Musisi.

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Kisaka, a lawyer is a senior advisor on governance in the Office of the Prime Minister and was recently appointed as Covid-19 fund administrator.

Museveni in his letter to the PSU also nominated Eng David Luyimbazi Ssali as deputy executive director, Dr Daniel Okello Ayen as director public health and environment, Sarah Kanyike as director gender, community services and production and Grace Akullo as human resource and administration.

Museveni said the five nominees were headhunted because of their integrity, he nevertheless he asked PSU to interview them and find out if they are suitable for the KCCA positions.

While delivering his Heroes day message and budget speech this week, Museveni decried the corruption in his government, saying he’d started cleaning up after he fired four Uganda Revenue Authority commissioners last month. It is not immediately clear if the KCCA nominations are in relation to the same cleanup that the president talked about.

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