The NRM National Chairman Yoweri Museveni has officially commissioned the Anti-Corruption Unit offices of State House. The Unit is under the leadership of Lt. Col. Edith Nakalema. The commissioning ceremony took place yesterday evening.
The Offices that are located on the 4th floor of the Parliamentary Building in Kampala are ranged to handle corruption related cases from the public through the Offices’ toll free line 0800202500.
The NRM National Chairman Museveni identified seven major problems associated with corruption included extra-judicial killings by the Army, extortion at roadblocks, poaching in National Parks, embezzlement of public funds, bribery and nepotism adding that the first three were dealt with immediately the National Resistance Movement took over political power in 1986. He said that now is the time of tackling the remaining ones.
He again pointed out that Accounting Officers i.e Permanent Secretaries, Chief Accounting Officers, Gombolola Chiefs and Town Clerks are largely responsible for corruption in the mainstream offices.
“With this campaign, if money is stolen, these are the people I will come for,” he said.
The National Chairman warned the corrupt people to stop blackmail and reminded them that so many Ugandans are educated and can easily replace those corrupt people once they don’t change.
He called on the media and the general public to join the fight against corruption by exposing the corrupt officials.