Kampala, Uganda | GODFREY SSALI | The Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Alitwala Kadaga has expressed concern over increased fake academic documents applicants are using to apply for various public service jobs.
Kadaga said as the chairperson of the Parliament Appointments Committee, she was overwhelmed with several cases of forged qualifications by people in all professions such as engineers, doctors, teachers among others.
She added that parliament would wish to take up the matter of forged academic documents but it lacks both the technical and financial capacity urging government to put an end to this vice which is spreading like a wild fire.
Kadaga tasked the government to come up with a solution to thoroughly analyse the academic qualifications of all public servants as well as a crack down on forgeries on Nasser and Nkrumah Roads, which are printing hubs in Kampala city.
“We all know Nasser Road [in Kampala] for being a place where fake academic certificates are manufactured and the authorities are not doing anything,” she said.
Kadaga was speaking Monday during the Ecumenical Service at the start of the second annual Parliament Week at parliament which brought together Muslims, Catholics, Anglicans and the Orthodox.
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Religious leaders urge on unity
The chaplain for Makerere University Business School (MUBS) Rev. Dr.Monsignor Lawrence Ssemusu urged the government to promote unity for the development of Uganda.
Ssemusu noted that the three arms of government need to work together with the rest of the civil service for harmony and better service delivery.
Ssemusu prayed for the Lord’s dominion to prevail over the Executive, Judiciary, Legislature and the Civil Service and to show each other love, compassion and selfless emotions.
Meanwhile the Commissioner of Parliament and Dokolo woman Representative Cecilia Ogwal prayed for forgiveness on the behalf of parliament which witnessed chaotic scenes on 26th and 27th September 2017 when unidentified security operatives ejected some legislators opposed to the lifting of the presidential age limits from the national constitution.