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

Photo: Supplied
Anti-corruption chief Lt. Col. Edith Nakalema (file photo)
10 December 2018

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.

See What Everyone is Watching

More From: Monitor

Don't Miss

AllAfrica publishes around 600 reports a day from more than 150 news organizations and over 500 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify allAfrica.com as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.