The Minister of Justice, Johnston Busingye has requested prosecutors to improve efforts intended to eliminate minor crimes which are repeated over receiving light punishments.
He made the remarks yesterday in a meeting with prosecutors.
Minister Busingye explained that some people get involved in malpractices as shortcuts for their wealth which he blamed saying no one has ever attained wealth without striving for it.
“People should know that shortcuts in getting wealth are wrong ways. No person becomes rich without working for it. People should work hard other than involving in malpractices,” he said.
“As usual some crimes considered to be minor are given light punishments. People who commit theft are given light sentences, jailed for three months, released and recommit similar crimes. It is necessary for us to revise laws so that people will change mindset against committing crime,” he added.
- The Minister of Justice, Johnston Busingye