By Arnold Mukomboozi
Minister for Local Government Raphael Magyezi has disclosed that his ministry is planning on weeding out all parish chiefs who do not have a diploma or its equivalent.
Minister Magyezi was speaking at a parish chiefs model program conference for Sheema district held at the district headquarters recently.
Magyezi’s remark were followed by an outcry by the Sheema RDC Frank Besigye Kyerere concerning parish chiefs who have adopted not only a habit of corruption but also drink alcohol to the maximum.
Kyerere said that most of the parish Chiefs in the district have resorted to alcoholism and abusing each other on social media than delivering services to people.
However, Justice and Constitutional Affairs Minister who doubles as the legislator for Sheema South Constituency Prof. Ephraim Kamuntu noted that corruption has taken over every government sector.
Kamuntu stressed that even the tenderers of government projects have over time been engaging themselves in corruption using procurement to swindle government money.
Uganda has a total of 10594 parishes; Sheema district has a total of 74 parishes and every parish is to get 45 million annually once the 2021-2022 financial budget is approved by the parliament.