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Janet Museveni at the launch of the 2021 Anti-Corruption Campaign

First Lady Janet Calls for Shared Responsibility in the fight against Corruption

posted onOctober 20, 2021
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The Minister of Education and Sports, First Lady Janet Kataaha Museveni has called for a concerted effort in the fight against corruption in Uganda.

Janet was speaking at the launch of the 2021 Anti-Corruption Campaign on Tuesday at State House Entebbe.

The First Lady said that whereas government has put in place several measures in the fight against Corruption, the public’s level of perceived and actual corruption has remained high in our society. 

"This tells us that we must go beyond the anti-corruption legal and institutional 
frameworks. We must strategically engage the citizenry, solicit their participation, and ensure that they own this campaign against Corruption," Janet said.

Mrs Museveni added that the public has a measurable blame to take in the struggle against corruption because in most cases, they too do participate in fueling this evil by either paying the corrupt officials or collaborate with corrupt lawyers to get government compensation for what 
they don’t deserve. 

"But if they (public) could play the role of the watchdog, the public could detect and trigger investigations into allegations of corruption. This highlights the 
importance of shared responsibility in the fight against corruption," she said.

The theme for the 2021 Anti-
Corruption Campaign is “Promoting Active 
Citizen Participation in Social Accountability.”

According to the First Lady, such a strategy of patriotism and fighting corruption is not only timely, but resonates with two related tasks among the five pillars that the President assigned to his Executive at the swearing-in of the current Cabinet.

Government launched the Zero Tolerance to Corruption Policy, (ZTCP), which seeks to further strengthen collaboration and partnership among all stakeholders, for 
the effective implementation of anti-corruption measures.

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