beti Kamya urges Ugandans to rise up against corruption 2022 Africa Day(1)
She made the comments while speaking at the African Anti-Corruption Day 2022 commemoration.

Beti Kamya, Inspector of Government (IGG) has called on Ugandans to fight corruption that is stalling so many development efforts in the country.

The Inspectorate of Government (IGG), Beti Kamya has called on Ugandans to rise up against the ever-increasing corruption tendencies in the country saying that they are stalling so many developments.

Kamya made the remarks while giving a speech at the commemoration of African Anti-Corruption Day 2022

She said the Day was designated by the African Union, to help Africans reflect on the dangers that come along with having a few corrupt individuals in society.

“Questions around how to defeat corruption are the reason the African Anti-Corruption Day was designated by the African Union, to move Africa to reflect on the causes and effects of corruption then work out solutions to end it and thus redeem us from the shackles of this bondage.”

Kamya said it is high time the locals rose up to speak against corruption because any penny stolen will be paid back by the common man and in profit.

Kamya also said a number of projects including infrastructure development are financed by taxes collected from Uganda. 

She challenged if this money is channelled to doing other things by a few individuals, then many projects will remain stalled and those tackled won’t be effective because the money was used sparingly to buy substandard raw materials.

“When the masses understand that all the $140 billion which we receive from the West in loans, grants, and aid goes to a few people’s pockets, it will be them and their grandchildren to pay it back with interest. They will rise up to redeem that money. When we unmask corruption as that unexplained wealth, not commensurate with a public officer’s known source of income, they will rise up to defend their wealth,” she said.

Meanwhile, Uganda is the 144 least corrupt nation out of 180 countries, according to the 2021 Corruption Perceptions Index reported by Transparency International.

Uganda scored 27 points out of 100 on the 2021 Corruption Perceptions Index reported by Transparency International.

The Corruption Perceptions Index ranks countries and territories based on how corrupt their public sector is perceived to be. A country or territory’s rank indicates its position relative to the other countries and territories in the index.