Ig Signs Mous With Civil Society Organisations

Ig signs mous with civil society organisations
Appeared on: 30 Nov 2018

Today 30th November 2018, the Inspectorate of Government signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with 10 (ten) Civil Society Organizations to support the implementation of the Transparency, Accountability and Anti-Corruption component in the implementation of the ‘Development Response to Displacement Impact Project (DRDIP)’.

The CSOs are: Koboko Civil Society Organization - Koboko District; Kitgum NGO Forum - Lamwo District; Moyo District NGO Forum -Moyo District; Community Development Network - Yumbe District; Arua NGO Forum -Arua District; Adjumani NGO Forum - Adjumani District; Kabarole Research and Resource Centre -Kyegegwa District; Karambi Action for Life Improvement - Kamwenge District; Western Ankole Civil Society Forum - Isingiro District; and Recreation for Development and Peace - Hoima & Kiryandongo.

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The CSOs will implement the ‘community responsibility to enhance transparency and accountability (CRETA) activity’ which involves training Communities to Monitor Government Projects, document findings from the monitoring activities, and also report corruption cases to the relevant authorities.

By the end of the project, we expect to have trained over 500 members of the communities from the above local governments that are hosting refugees in Uganda.

Background

The Government of Uganda received a grant from the World Bank to implement a project called the ‘Development Response to Displacement Impact Project (DRDIP)’. The project financing is USD 200 million and it aims to improve access to social services, expand economic opportunities and enhance environmental management for host and forcibly displaced households in the targeted areas of Uganda. The components under DRDIP include (i) Social and Economic Services and Infrastructure; (ii) Sustainable Environmental Management; (iii) Livelihoods Program; and (iv) Project Management including Monitoring and Evaluation, and Regional and National Institutional Support.

he project will be implemented in the districts of Arua, Adjumani, Yumbe, Koboko, Moyo, Lamwo, Hoima, Kamwenge, Isingiro, Kiryandongo and Kyegegwa and will be executed by district local governments under the supervision of Office of the Prime Minister.

Strengthening Transparency, Accountability and Anti-Corruption (STAAC)

Following the successful implementation of the Second Northern Uganda Social Action Fund (NUSAF2), which was a result of the Inspectorate of Government implementation of the Transparency, Accountability and Anti-Corruption (TAAC) component, the World Bank noted that this intervention had to be replicated in the implementation to DRDIP to ensure that there was effectiveness, efficiency, value for money, proper and timely accountability of the project.

Engaging Citizens in the implementation of Government Project has been seen to be the best pro-active method to fight corruption. Inspectorate of Government under NUSAF 2 and NUSF 3 has trained over 7000 members of the community to monitor implementation of Government projects in the 59 Districts of Northern Uganda.

In last year’s Annual Government Performance Meeting, the Prime Minister gave a directive that the approach must be replicated throughout the country to ensure effective and efficient service delivery.