At least six Local Government officials who pays allegiance to Kyadondo East member of parliament Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu popularly known as Bobi Wine were awarded for their fight against corruption.
The leaders were awarded national integrity awards for playing key roles in fighting against grafts which has crippled several government programs.
The awardees were selected by citizens through a rigorous vetting process. The awards ceremony took place at Hotel Africana in Kampala on Friday.
Cosmas Byaruhanga, the Masindi district Local Council 5 Chairperson emerged the winner from the Albertine region for his exemplary and selfless leadership in the fight against corruption.
Amuru district Local Council five Vice chairman Mr John Ocan was also awarded for good working relationships with other local leaders to ensure all civil servants reside in the district. He was also credited for boosting local revenue collection and ensuring accountability
Other winners were Albert Oloya, the Water Officer at Nwoya district and Kumi district chairman Christine Apolot, who were recognised for for taking good care of government assets such as vehicles and being active in supporting the monitoring initiatives and for always being accountable respectively.
Bernadette Awor, the Pakwach district community development officer, was credited with defending the rights of women and children.
Wilfred Muswa Jatho , the headteacher of Kinju Primary School, was recognized for being transparent.
Action Aid country director Xavier Ejoyi said the awards were meant to motivate and recognise people who have exceptionally contributed to the fight against graft.