By AWORI ESTHER LUCY
OYAM, Uganda [SHIFTMEDIANEWS] The Directorate of Ethics and Integrity from the Office of the President has hailed the efforts by Oyam District Local Government in combating corruption.
The team of officials were in Oyam to engage the district leaders as stakeholders in implementing the zero tolerance to corruption policy.
Speaking at the event held at the district headquarters the Oyam Resident District Commissioner Rtd ASP Hope Atuhaire noted that the team from Presidents Officer were impressed by the efforts in combating corruption in the region.
Atuhaire said the team also trained a core District team on Leadership Code Act 2002 as well as the general Anti Corruption Act.
OPM Team Addresses Council
Similarly, officials from the National Assessment team from the Office of the Prime Minister also held a debriefing with the Oyam District Council. The two day exercise was held at the district Council Hall. According to statement released by the office of the RDC, the officials from the OPM National Assessment Tea, expressed satisfaction regarding their findings from Oyam District.
Embracing Parish Development Model
Meanwhile the Oyam RDC Hope Atuhaire has urged the locals in the district to embrace the recently introduced government Parish Development Model (PDM) as a means of addressing poverty and increasing household income.
Atuhaire noted that as RDCs, they are tasked to demonstrate as leaders so as to encourage the communities to embrace the PDM. “As a leader I must lead by example. Within Just seven (7) months I am able to demonstrated that with mindset change poverty can be handled effectively,” she said.
Atuhaire has with a small piece of land been able to grow vegetables, and food that has awed the locals in Oyam district.
“I am now in position to sell the surplus and earn extra income. All we need is mindset change if we are to address the growing poverty levels in our communities, ” said Atuhaire.
The retired Police Detective said she opted for a serious campaign on poverty eradication through practical orientation. “After setting up this demonstration garden in my office, my next plan is to extend this further in all sub counties in Oyam where I want to target women leaders,” she said.