The Deputy Speaker of Parliament Jacob Oulanyah has said that the Anti-corruption Walk may not be the necessary tool to fight corruption in Uganda.
On Wednesday morning, President Yoweri Museveni led the Anti-corruption walk in an effort to fight the vice which has cost Uganda billions of shillings.
A good number of people ranging from government officials, religious leaders, civil societies and the general took part in the walk.
However, before the walk, Oluanyah said walking is just an occasion but not the right antidote to cure the disease called corruption in Uganda.
“I came here because it is a show but deep down I know we are going back to same old corruption, I dare anyone to challenge me on that,” said Oulanyah.
Oulanyah’s remarks adds to other comments from critics who have of recent punched holes in the walk saying it will not save the country from the wrath of the vice.
Joel Senyonyi, the spokesperson of People Power movement said on Tuesday that the Ant-Corruption walk is not any of the tools that fight corruption.
“I don’t see any relevance in walking and I think it’s not going to kick corruption out of this country. Corruption is fought by strengthening institutions and by going after the thieves who are surrounding Mr Museveni not by walking around town causing traffic jam and wasting people’s time,” he said.
Also, the national coordinator of Alliance for National Transformation (ANT) Maj Gen Mugisha Muntu last month called this walk a mockery by Museveni to show Ugandans that he has goodwill to fight against corruption which is not true.
“The only way to know that Gen Museveni is now serious is to start by arresting people from the top. But he will not do that because they are the pillars of his survival, he can’t tackle them. They are trapped, he’s trapped to clean them up and to clean up corruption. Forget about those antics, there is no way they are going to turn around the situation as far as corruption is concerned. They are part and parcel of it, a few small people are going to suffer. You can never tackle corruption unless you start from the top.” he added.
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