MPs call for increased fight against corruption


Three opposition members of Parliament have called on the public to increase the fight against corruption.
Addressing journalists on Tuesday, the MPs who included Western Uganda youth legislator, Gerald Karuhanga, Gilbert Oulanyah (FDC, Kilak) and Wamai Wamanga (FDC, Mbale) said government has failed Ugandans in the failed against the corruption and can no longer be trusted.
“Our corruption figures have not reduced but they keep increasing. One would imagine that after close to thirty years in power, this government would be getting better in matters of corruption but it is just the opposite.
“Our country needs prayers because we have raised the issue several times but government has refused to listen. The regime does not have political will to fight corruption. The executive has failed us,” Mr Karuhanga said.
On Tuesday, the world celebrated the international anti-corruption day. According to the latest transparency intentional corruption perception index, Uganda has a score of 26 out of 100. The score range from zero (highly corrupt) to 100 (very clean).
Kilak MP, Oulanya said government officials do not care about the future of the country and only look at themselves as the beginning and end of the world hence being corrupt.
“We have individuals who think and act like they are the last generations in this country. To solve corruption, we must start by investigating each and every one in government and all civil servants,” he said.
Mr Wamai said the future lies in the hands of Ugandans to rise up and save their country.
“Uganda ranks high in corruption. Every year, reports from the auditor general keep piling and this country just looks on. Uganda would be a wonderful country if there we did not have corruption. We are appealing to every Ugandan to stand up and condemn corruption because if we do not, it will eat us up,” he said.

SOURCE: Daily Monitor

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