“If They Are Corrupt, Get Us Evidence We Will Arrest Them”-Museveni Directs ONC, Bazzukulu To Wage War Against Corrupt District Service Commissioners

The President of Uganda HE. Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has ordered the Senior Presidential advisor & Personal Assistant Office of the NRM National Chairman Kyambogo & National Coordinator, Bazzukulu Ms Hadijah Uzeiye Namyalo to lead the bazzukulu in a campaign of fighting corruption and exposing corrupt officials in different government offices.

A tough-talking Museveni a made directive on Friday while officiating at the luncheon meeting for a team of Medical Doctors and Engineers who were sponsored by the State House to study at university.

“On District Service Commissions, the theory was that these are nearer to the people and would be concerned. If they are corrupt, get us the evidence we will arrest them. Bazzukulu should now wage this war and publicize them”. Museveni directed.

The directive came after the Senior Presidential Advisor/Personal Assistant in the ONC Hajjat Uzeiye informed the President about the discontent of Bazzukulu arising from massive corruption in government and local governments. She also informed him that the Bazzukulu are angry with the unending bureaucracy in government departments which she said is frustrating the common people in accessing basic government services.

According to Namyalo, whereas the government has put in place a number of programmes to ensure prosperity among citizens, there are bad-hearted officials who are using them for their selfish interests.

During the end-of-year prayers at Kyambogo NRM Office, Hajjat Namyalo and other religious leaders prayed to God to open the president’s eyes for him to see all the thieves who have left the bazzukulu in abject poverty.

Some of those corrupt officials mentioned yesterday are the members of the district service commissions accused of extorting from poor bazzukulu seeking jobs at district level.

Hajjat Namyalo is these days involved in a campaign against the corrupt and has vowed to push ahead with a campaign to expose them since they tarnish the image of the president and the NRM party.

Museveni also emphasized the need to grasp the prevention concept in the health sector to ensure that 75 per cent of diseases are prevented in Uganda.

According to President Museveni, through public health, Medical Doctors can eliminate most of the sicknesses that affect citizens.

“These are the facts because many of those sicknesses are preventable so you as the new generation you should really get that and make it part of your DNA in terms of professional services so that you help your people when you get a chance to avoid these sicknesses; diseases of ignorance such as malaria,” President Museveni said.

“Once you adopt this prevention method most of the diseases can be avoided for example, if you sensitize the communities where you will be deployed on how to use the latrines, sleeping under treated mosquito nets and using clean water.”

President Museveni also thanked the science team for utilizing the scholarship well and finishing their studies on time.

“These scholarships started after the war in Luweero and were meant to benefit the orphans,” he revealed.

Gen. Museveni further noted that under the State House scholarship, many students have been sponsored to study from primary, and secondary up to university.

“Most of the beneficiaries would be the orphans from Luweero, however, we later considered science students who performed well,” the President noted.



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