The Office of the Ombudsman says it is ready to complete investigations that the Office started in the previous financial year.
According to the Executive Secretary for the Office Alinafe Malunga, the Office has outstanding investigations including that of 2020 primary school selection to secondary and abuse of power in the parastatals and other public institutions which are yet to be concluded.
“We just want to make sure that the investigations which we have been undertaking in the past financial year have been completed, we have appending systematic investigations on local development funds, parastatals and 2020 primary school selection to secondary.
We also want to make sure that at least we resolve 1, 000 cases which are individual one of cases which against a decision to specific government entity,” said Malunga.
Malunga, who was speaking during an interface with Parliamentary Legal Affairs Committee, added that another area of focus for the office will be training more hospital ombudsman this year.
“We also focus on the issue of the office ombudsman, strengthen the hospital ombudsman, we want to train more hospital ombudsman.
“Another area of interest we also want to make sure that we have increased our visibility by making a lot of public awareness or campaign so that we reach a lot of people including mobile clinics.”
The Office of the Ombudsman has been allocated K495 million in the 2021/2022 budget estimates of which according to Malunga is enough for the Office to carry out its duties.