PRESIDENT MUSEVENI TO ADDRESS NATION ON NEW ANTI CORRUPTION MEASURES
President Yoweri Museveni is expected to address the nation and bless the recently introduced anti-corruption tactics by the Inspector General of Government (IGG).
State Minister for Ethics and Integrity, Rose Lilly Akello told Parliament on Tuesday confirming the Presidential address on Thursday, December 9th when Uganda shall be commemorating the International Anti-corruption day.
The event shall be held at the Kololo Ceremonial Grounds.
“I have been informed by the ministry in charge of ethics that the Head of State will address the country about corruption on Thursday -Dec 9th, 2021. You should listen to him on that day,” Deputy speaker Parliaments, Anita Among said on Tuesday.
Last week, the IGG Betty Olive Namusango Kamya announced that it would start conducting lifestyle audits on public officials to ascertain how they acquired their wealth in a move to fight corruption in the civil service.
“I’m now bringing the office to the public. I want the public to be co-fighters in this war against corruption, I have heard that people have started to sell their property because we will do a lifestyle audit,” IGG Kamya said.
She said in this new strategy every civil servant will be required to explain how they amassed their wealth.
She assured the whistle-blowers that according to the Whistle blowers’ Act, they are protected.
“And if your information helps us recover funds, you will get a percentage of what is recovered, you just need to get a few heads rolling and people will fear stealing government funds. We need adequate funding to do that,” she said.
This is the latest attempt by the government through anti-corruption agencies including State House Anti-Corruption Unit headed by Col Edith Nakalema to curb down the vice.
Deputy Speaker Among said combating corruptions shall enhance opportunities in creating more jobs and securing wider essential services such as roads, schools and hospitals.
“Parliament is committed to support every Anti-corruption agency to do their work.. It is also corruption when we sit and watch district officials hire out the equipment which is supposed to be for public works,’ she told MPs.