The Deputy Speaker of Parliament Jacob Oulanyah has asked church leaders to shun corrupt people who wish to clean their names by making huge donations to churches.
Oulanyah who was in an engagement with leaders of Watoto church on Tuesday at Parliament, said that churches are doing a great job in transforming people however evil people are penetrating it.
“You have done are a great job in changing our communities but you have to stand still and avoid people from using your platforms for their interests especially political leaders who normally come to you in times of elections,” he said.
He added that many people with evil money have come in churches and claim that they are good Samaritans since they know that churches need the money yet they intend to clean their names using the church.
Oulanyah has always been vocal on corruption recently he said that despite the presence of resources, Uganda has to perfect the education system and other social services, corruption in most leaders have made Ugandans beggars.
He added that as government makes efforts to raise the standard of living, some government officials have intentionally continued to steal funds even those from international partners.
“Government must provide the money, to support efforts, we have enough money in this government to finance the activities of the citizens but a lot of it goes to waste through something called corruption,” said Oulanyah.
“Imagine the shame we face when we go and ask for aid from other countries yet we’re all paying taxes. The struggle against corruption starts with you,” he said.
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