• Harnessing synergies for citizen-driven advocacy; “barazas’ and ‘face the citizen’ platforms:

RDC orders investigation into alleged irregularities in health service delivery at Kyenjojo General Hospital

30th October 2020

Mr. Bwambale Apollo, the Resident District Commissioner (RDC) of Kyenjojo District has ordered investigation into alleged service delivery irregularities at Kyenjojo General Hospital. This was during a community based public baraza organized by the Office of the Prime Minister held at Butiti Sub County, Kyenjojo District on the 30th October 2020.

image001The Prime Minister was represented by Hon. Kiiza Ernest, the Minister of State for Bunyoro Affairs. Richard Tusiime from KRC who represented development partners reverberated the plight of citizens in accessing services at Kyenjojo Hospital; overcrowding at the facility, extortion of money from patients, systematized staff absenteeism, late coming of health workers, rampant drug stock outs, all of which have compromised the minimum standards of service delivery.

In response to the concerns, Mr. Bwambale Apollo, the RDC-Kyenjojo instructed the District Internal Security Officer to commission an investigation into the alleged issues that affect service delivery and produce a report within a week’s time and whoever will be found guilty will face disciplinary action.

 

Community based information fora (Barazas) are performance monitoring programmes which are implemented by the Government of Uganda in the Local Governments. KRC is working closely with the office of the RDC in Kyenjojo District to embody the spirit of Barazas, expand its impact and stimulate citizen driven advocacy in the Rwenzori Region. Using the Tinfayo story, citizens and leaders are brought to the understanding of the roles, responsibilities, obligations and loyalty to the nation. Knowledge of this information is vital for citizens to get involved in monitoring of government programmes in order to improve the quality of local public service delivery.

 

This news story was written by Richard Tusiime, Specialised Program Officer, Governance, Policy and Advocacy at Kabarole Research and Resource Centre.

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