Ugandan president forms new anti-corruption unit

Anti-corruption activists argue that Uganda has good legal and policy frameworks to fight corruption but the challenge lies in the implementation

Ugandan president forms new anti-corruption unit

Anti-corruption activists argue that Uganda has good legal and policy frameworks to fight corruption but the challenge lies in the implementation

07 June 2018 Thursday 13:22
Ugandan president forms new anti-corruption unit

KAMPALA

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni on Wednesday said he has formed a new anti-corruption unit and encouraged the public to report corrupt officials.

Museveni, while delivering his State of the Nation address, said the move is aimed at fighting rampant corruption and poor delivery of services. 

He said the unit will be based in his office. 

"The only enemy we need to fight is corruption and poor implementation of government programs. Report any corruption you come across to this unit," Museveni said in a nationally televised address. 

"People expect money for every little task. We could not have liberated this country if we did not have a high degree of altruism. This attitude of altruism must come back." 

The president has put fighting corruption, infrastructure development, job creation, and electricity as key priorities of his ruling party the National Resistance Movement.

Anti-corruption activists argue that Uganda has good legal and policy frameworks to fight corruption but the challenge lies in the implementation.

Xinhua

Updated: 07.06.2018 15:44
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