Corrupt Public Servants will be Weeded Out – President Museveni


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President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has declared his unwavering commitment to eradicate corruption within the ranks of the state workforce. On August 9, 2023, the President made this resolute pledge, vowing to remove any dishonest individuals hindering the nation’s development.

According to President Museveni, Uganda’s economy is performing well despite unpatriotic public officials and political elements that have normalised corruption.

“Things are moving well in Uganda in spite of the corruption of some elements of the political class. However, the corrupt will be accountable for their betrayal, and they will be weeded out,” President Museveni said.

Additionally, President Museveni explained that the decline in inflation is due to the private sector’s support of Uganda’s economic transformation and development in the fields of manufacturing and farming.

“The private sector in farming and manufacturing is the one developing and transforming Uganda in spite of the inconveniences caused by corrupt officials. That is why inflation is now 3.9 percent, one of the lowest in the world,” he said.

Uganda is ranked as the fourth most corrupt country in the East African Community (EAC) on Transparency International’s 2022 Corruption Perception Index, where it has maintained a score of 26 for the past two years, dropping from 28 in 2019.

According to the data published annually by Transparency International, Uganda is globally ranked 142 out of 180 countries, and the Corruption Perceptions Index in Uganda decreased to 26 index points in 2022. The maximum level was 29 index points in 2012, and the minimum was 19 index points in 2001.

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