The head of the Anti-Corruption State House Unit, Brig. General Henry Isoke, has stated that intelligence plays a big role in national security and in curbing corruption and the threats that come with it.
Brig. Gen. Isoke, while addressing senior intelligence officers attending a basic intelligence course on November 16, 2023, at Migyera School of Military Intelligence, discussed how corruption is a threat and an enemy to national security.
He noted its effects on the economy, military, environment, and national pillars of the state.
“In security forces, corruption manifests in the form of stealing logistics, which is an obstruction to the forces’ effectiveness, leading to threatening the country’s security posture,” said Brig. Gen. Isoke.
According to Brig.Gen. Isoke, abuse of contracts and public procurements is backed by corrupt public elites, leading to poor service delivery.
“Intelligence assesses internal and external threats, including corruption, and disorganizes such activities,” Brig. Gen. Isoke added.
He further urged intelligence officers to be the eyes and ears of the force upon whom the nation relies and ensure the end of corruption is part of their daily routine.
He added that the government is pursuing policies that increase transparency, such as decentralisation, where citizens participate in government projects, including budget processes, thus curbing corruption.