President Yoweri Museveni will on Wednesday December 4, 2019 lead the country in a walk to highlight the gains made so far in the fight against corruption and announce government’s plans to overcome the vice.
The walk will start at 8:00 am, and will be held under the theme “A corruption-free Uganda; it starts with me”.
In the same spirit on Friday, People’s Government through their spokesperson Betty Nambooze issued a statement indicating that they are welcoming the declaration of Wednesday 4th December 2019 as the National Anti-Corruption Day and the realization that Ugandans need to carry out activities in defiance of Corruption and Impunity.
“The Architects/Masterminds/Purveyors and Hawkers of Corruption have become emboldened to the extent that the country risks to turn such a day into a celebration, cleansing & glorifying of Corruption & its ills. It is on this that we of the People’s Government have resolved in the spirit and command of Article 3 of the Constitution, to Assemble & March,” said Nambooze who is also the Mukono Municipality Member of Parliament.
She added they are aware that all institutions of Government have cleared and prepared for the National Anti-Corruption activities which include marching on the streets of Kampala. They are also fully aware that venues for convergence have been set aside for the said activities.
“The People’s President will on that day lead his Cabinet, Government and Members of the National People’s Assembly in an Anti-Corruption March from the Headquarters of the People’s Government at Katonga to Constitutional Square at Midday. The People’s President will be joined by all anti-Corruption agencies, Leaders of other Democracy-seeking formations & all Ugandans.
Similar activities will simultaneously be carried out in all districts of Uganda led by the district Commissioners and members of the People’s Assemblies.
This is a Golden opportunity for us Ugandans who suffer the brunt of this endemic vice of corruption to be seen and heard,” she said.
However, for Museveni’s group, the walk will start from Constitutional Square in the city centre to Kololo Independence Grounds, a distance of about four kilometres.
According to State House Anti-corruption Unit, the president will be joined by other government, religious, traditional and civil society leaders.
The Anti-Corruption walk is also part of Uganda’s participation in the global recognition of the Anti-corruption week, whose theme is “Promoting Accountability for National Development.”
“Members of the public are also urged to join His Excellency the President in this walk as a show of their commitment to support the fight against corruption” a statement by State House Anti-corruption issued on Tuesday 19th November reads in parts.
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