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Uganda:RDC advises Museveni to fight corruption at Presidency
Published on 3-09-2016 - at 05:27' by Daily Monitor

The Lira Resident District Commissioner has appealed to President Museveni to fight corruption in public institutions starting with the Office of the Presidency.

The Lira Resident District Commissioner has appealed to President Museveni to fight corruption in public institutions starting with the Office of the Presidency.

Mr Emmanuel Mwaka Lutukumoi said Mr Museveni should use his 1986’s AK-47 gun to fight yet another war – corruption – if Vision 2040 is to be achieved.

Addressing a press conference on Thursday, the RDC said there was injustice in the office of the Resident District Commissioners that needed to be addressed by the President.

The US-based Human Rights Watch (HRW) report; Letting the big fish swim: failure to prosecute high-level corruption in Uganda, described corruption in the country as “severe, well-known” and something that “cuts across many sectors”.

“We live in a rotten country; rotten districts, rotten offices, with rotten people. We have lost the moral sense of shame. Corruption has invaded all public institutions,” Mr Lutukumoi said, adding that children were no longer accessing quality education because of corruption.

“People are not accessing quality healthcare, some are dying in hospitals, roads are in sorry state because of corruption,” he said.

Mr Lutukumoi also said RDCs, including himself, are failing to perform because of poor facilitation such as lack of transport and office equipment.

He claimed he has been monitoring government projects and programmes in 13 sub-counties that make up Lira District on a boda boda.

President Museveni, while addressing RDCs and their deputies as well as security personnel at the end in Kyankwanzi in April 2014, admitted corruption had remained a problem.

“The problem is corruption and negligence by you people...It is you people who cause corruption. When a representative of the President becomes useless, then the system is in trouble,” Mr Museveni said.

“Once you investigate a case, do it thoroughly and act. The thieves will run away if they know there are consequences,” he added.

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Lira RDC Mr Emmanuel Mwaka Lutukumoi (R) recently.

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