UDOM bolsters fight against corruption

11Aug 2020
Polycarp Machira
Dodoma
The Guardian
UDOM bolsters fight against corruption

​​​​​​​THE University of Dodoma (UDOM) management has reaffirmed the commitment to intensify war against any form of corruption, calling on students to be agents of change within and outside the institution.

Prof Fautine Bee.

Addressing a seminar on effects of corruption at UDOM main campus over the weekend, Prof William Mwegoha,implored students to report any kind of corruption to the university's management for the law to follow its course.

Speaking on behalf of the  behalf of the Vice Chancellor, Prof Fautine Bee, said in the past cases of corruption were being handled  at the level of  principals of the various colleges at UDOM but currently, the VC get regular report on matters of corruption.

"The university has zero tolerance on any kind of corruption. It will take stern measures against the culprits to maintain its good image," he said, adding the institution should be a free learning, research and consultancy work environment.

He was speaking during a one day seminar organized by the University of Dodoma Students' Organisation Against Corruption (UDOSOAC), brought together UDOSOAC members and students to be enlightened on the effects of corruption in the public.

Prof Mwegoha added that the university's management is ready to work closely with UDOSOAC to raise awareness on corruption, saying UDOSOAC serves as an ideal vehicle to unite students and management against corruption.

Zacharia Mwanfumbya, an official from the Prevention and Combating of Corruption Bureau (PCCB) Dodoma Office, commended UDOM students for setting up UDOSOAC to fight corruption.

"As the anticorruption watchdog, we have been encouraging students to set up anti-corruption clubs to raise awareness on corruption as such organizations help spreading knowledge on the vice." he said.

 

UDOSOAC deputy chairperson, Apilo Awe, appealed to the varsity management to set up a system which will enable students to clandestinely give out their suggestions on corruption at the main campus.

 

He pointed out that some students fear reporting cases of corruption to the relevant authorities due to fear of intimidation. He expressed gratitude to the management for great support to the UDOSOAC since its inception in 2010.

"One of the main challenges we face when dealing with corruption cases is that some of those affected fail to give the last minute cooperation with PCCB, thus killing the cases” he said.