Don’t share IFMIS Passwords with spouses – local government officials told

BY: Maxwell Okwi In News On

The Resident district commissioner  of of Amuria and Kapelebyong has warned the users of Integrated Financial Management Systems (IFMIS) in the local governments against sharing their passwords  with  spouses to avoid risking loose of pubic money.

Julian Fede Iseet, the RDC sounded the warning while commissioning the IFMIS project in Kapelebyong district on Tuesday.

She said that IFMIS is meant to ease work in local governments as compared to the manual way it was handled.

Dickens Otim, the representative of the Accountant general in the ministry said the system will help to improve accountability, transparency, easing reporting and harmonizing the work of various stakeholders.

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“Don’t keep quiet with IFMIS  challenges but keep consulting for support,” Otim told technical persons.

Kapelebyong joins the rest of 142 administrative units enrolled by the ministry of finance on IFMIS. Kapelebyong signed a memorandum of understanding with the ministry of finance on modalities of running and maintaining the system.

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Otim said the ministry is committed to ensure that local governments are enrolled on IFMIS by 2021.

While commissioning the project, David Ebulu, the acting CAO of Kapelebyong, described the system as a timely tool meant to relieve the technical persons from the burden of manual work.

He appreciated the ministry’s initiative, calling technical staff to embrace the system for effective service delivery.

Simon Peter Erwagu, the LC5 chairperson of Kapelebyong district pledged to allude to the system guidelines. He also urged the system users to make the best use of the system to improve service delivery in the district.

“Let the ministry work towards addressing challenges associated with the IFMIS. I became worried of Kapelebyong’s enrollment to IFMIS yet it’s just a year old but I have realized that it is good to adapt changes,” Erwagu said.

Among the system equipment that Kapelebyong received from the ministry of finance are; a generator, 15 computers and air conditioner among other equipment.

The officials pledged to protect the system.

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