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President Museveni to lead the Anti-Corruption walk as Col. Nakalema marks 1 year. File Photo

President Museveni to lead the Anti-Corruption walk as Col. Nakalema marks one year in service

President Museveni to lead Anti-Corruption walkCorruption in Uganda is at a high rate, and so far the government of Uganda has done commendable work in fighting the vice that is dominant, almost in every sector in the country.

However, the government has arranged an Anti-Corruption walk day to be led by the President of Uganda, Yoweri Kaguta Museveni on Wednesday 4, December 2019, to highlight gains made in the fight against corruption in the country and pronounce government plans to curb corruption, that’s prevailing in the country as well.

Under the theme: “A corruption-free Uganda; it starts with Me.” President Museveni will lead the walk starting from Constitutional Square found in the City Centre at 8 am to Kololo Independence grounds, about four kilometres distance.

In a statement issued by State House on Wednesday 20, November, President Museveni will be joined by government officials from different sectors, religious and other leaders in the country.

Nevertheless, the public is also urged to come and join the president in the walk aimed at fighting corruption in the country.

“Other government, religious, traditional and civil society leaders are expected to join the President in the walk,” the statement reads in part.

“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,” the statement added.

The statement further adds that the Anti-Corruption walk is part of Uganda’s participation in the global recognition of the Anti-Corruption week under the theme: “Promoting Accountability for National Development.”

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In the move to end corruption in the country, President Museveni on December 10, 2018, launched the State House Anti-Corruption Unit headed by Lt. Col. Edith Nakalema to hunt down corrupt officials in the country.

The unit has a 24-hour rapid response unit that’s on standby to respond to corruption issues from the general public. And next month, the State House Anti-Corruption Unit lead by Lt. Col. Edith Nakalema will be marking one year in service.

58,415 complaints have been filed since inception, 8,022 complaints concluded, 111 people charged in courts of law of which 79 of them are public officials, 35.280 complaints’ referred to relevant MDAs and 4,017 complaints are currently under investigation.

Addressing delegates who attended the opening ceremony of the 9th Commonwealth Regional Conference of the heads of the Anti-Corruption agencies at Serena Hotel, Kigo, the president said that corruption can undermine all economic development in the country.

He said that he had to create other corruption units to fight corruption because the Inspector General of Government (IGG) had turned inefficient.

“When People start complaining of a watchman, then you have to hire a watchman to watch over that watchman. That is why I started and set up units in Presidents Office to watch over the IGG,” Museveni said.