The President of Uganda Yoweri Kaguta Museveni will today 10 December 2018 hold a press conference to address the nation on new measures that government will under take to fight corruption.
Museveni will address the nation after attending commemoration of the Anti Corruption day held at the Kololo independence grounds and hosted by the Office of Inspectorate General of Government.
The general public has been invited to attend the function and it will be broadcast on all radio and television stations. Lunch will also be provided by those that will attend the function.
Museveni on Corruption
President Museveni made the following remarks ahead of the national address on his twitter account:
“Corruption will now be defeated. The corrupt civil servants have exposed themselves. The population is angry with them. Also, we now have more educated young people. The pool from which to pick the replacements for the corrupt civil servants has grown.
The problem now is the law which is manipulated by corrupt civil servants to shield themselves. We now need quicker methods of accountability to deal with the corrupt. I have the political will but I do not want to deal with them outside the law.
There must also be a reflection on the morals of our young people. When setting up the Uganda Revenue Authority, we carefully identified young people to work there. But now, URA has kawunkumi (weevils). We need to deal with it.
I was also told that poor remuneration fueled corruption but even in agencies like URA, Bank of Uganda, Kampala Capital City Authority, where the pay is competitive, there exists corruption. The issue then is patriotism. People must be patriotic and shun corruption.
ll in all, we shall defeat corruption. Like I said, I will make major pronouncements on December 10th in our new fight against graft. I urge Ugandans to listen in.”