10 December 2018

Uganda: We Shall Start Confiscating Property of Corrupt Government Officials, Says Museveni

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Anti-corruption chief Lt. Col. Edith Nakalema (file photo)

Government is to start confiscating all property of public servants accused of corruption.

Speaking at the climax of the anti-corruption week held at Kololo Independence Grounds in Kampala on Monday, President Museveni said this is one of his new strategies to address the cancer of corruption in the country.

"We shall enact a law that allows us to confiscate property of government officers accused of corruption. I will talk to the Speaker and the Chief Justice to see how to fight corruption in Parliament and the Judiciary," he said.

The president also expressed confidence that the new State House Anti-Corruption Unit established to be headed by Lt. Col. Edith Nakalema will boost the fight against corruption urging members of the public to come out and report any corrupt officers.

Mr Museveni also accused Permanent Secretaries of different government ministries, town clerks, chief administrative officers, sub county chairpersons and parish chiefs for being the biggest perpetrators of corruption.

"Those public servants who think or feel they are tired of working and promoting integrity should leave. I'm not ready to continue dealing with them. Even the public is also tired of hearing stories about corrupt officers," he added.

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