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Museveni to Ministers: Don’t Allow Corrupt Officials to Slow Uganda’s Growth

posted onOctober 15, 2021

President Yoweri Museveni directed ministers to report officials caught engaging in corruption schemes because they are slowing progress of the country.

“I warned them against corruption. No one will slow down the country's growth by engaging in corruption, accepting financial favors & bribes. I will NOT accept it,” the president tweeted after closing the 2-day retreat organized to induct ministers at Kololo Ceremonial Grounds.

“There are corrupt people and if you know them, please gather very good evidence for me, wherever/ whoever they are, I will direct that they are arrested, fired.”

The president ordered the minister to report corrupt people to the inspectorate of government of Uganda and the State House Anti-corruption unit.

“We need to get rid of these people,” he said.

Speaking to the ministers on Wednesday, the Vice President Jessica Alupo called for cohesion and teamwork from them if they are to champion socio-economic transformation and move the country to middle-income status.

“Let’s work as a team amongst ourselves as Cabinet colleagues but also with technical people. Above all, let’s be accountable for our actions and how we spend our time,” she said.

“In the discharge of your duties, consult the technical people especially the Permanent Secretary. And in case of lack of a harmonized position in a strategic decision on a fundamental matter, please consult further with the Prime Minister, Vice President and H. E. the President.”

In her address, Alupo tasked the Ministers to work hand in hand to furnish the public with policies of Government, especially the flagship programmes like; U.P.E, U.S.E., Parish development model, Emyooga Programmes, Health Programmes etc. She also tasked the Cabinet to work together to expeditiously execute the 23 strategic directives issued by H. E. the President in the commencement of this Cabinet.

“We should put keen interest on all service delivery programmes to our people, and, ensure import substitution and export promotion and give priority to industrialization and promote the private sector as this will help us strengthen our economy but also create jobs for our people,” Alupo said.

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