The Principal Education Officer Equal Opportunities Commission (EOC), Petua Babirye Isabirye expressed gratitude to the Ntungamo District stakeholders for scoring highly in implementing government developmental projects without discriminating and marginalizing special interest groups in the community.
Babirye explained that the Opportunities Commission (EOC) is conducting a forensic audit in all districts across the country stressing that Ntungamo district has outperformed other districts where all categories of people such as older persons, women, Persons with Disabilities and youth have benefited in government programs.
She made remarks today Wednesday during a one-day awareness meeting on the mandate of the Opportunities Commission (EOC) held at Ankole Resort and Spa Ntungamo Municipality.
Babirye explained the EOC mandate focusing on special interest groups and ensuring the inclusion of their needs in the development agenda.
However, she stressed the need for women and girls to engage in the financial economy if discrimination and marginalization against them are to be stopped, saying that some young ladies are still asking for money for plaiting hair and upkeep from men.
The District community Development officer Tusiime Ambrose hailed the EOC for choosing to come to the district to sensitize the community on how to register their complaints.
District probation officer Mugume Benon noted that there is no need for discrimination against each other based on vulnerability in the community.
While closing the meeting Denise Tusiime a member of the Equal Opportunities Commission appealed to the marginalized and discriminated citizens to register their complaints at the desk of the Equal Opportunities Commission via toll toll-free number 0800100440 for help.
Other personalities that attended the meeting include Ankwatsa Phillip Tumuhimbise the District youth chairperson, and Lay canon Ketty Kapaasi representing the elderly in the district council, district Khadhi Sheikh Swalleh Kashangirwe among others.