By Our Reporter
State minister for Privatization and Investments, Evelyn Anite Kajik has lauded president Museveni’s move of zero tolerance to corruption.
Speaking while appearing on the KFM Hotseat radio program, Anite said its high time government reacted and severely punished all the corrupt officials.
Anite added that the Head of State is working tooth and nail to see that the Pearl of African gets to another development level (Middle Income Status) but some indisciplined officials betray him through endless taking of bribes and swindling public resources.
“The president’s move is the best and I would like to urge all Ugandans to support the old man with the hut. All corrupt officials should not only stop at being exposed, but they need to arrested, squeezed and their property get confiscated to see that tax payer’s money is recovered,” she said.
The vocal lawmaker added that Uganda shall not develop to the pace we all want if the fight against corruption is not tightened.
President Yoweri Museveni yesterday announced new methods of fighting corruption as Uganda commemorated the international Anti-Corruption day at the Kololo airstrip.
Museveni blamed the weak laws for perpetrating corruption among public officials who go unpunished.
The World Economic Forum estimates that the cost of corruption is at least 5% of global gross domestic product. Meanwhile statistics from the World Bank show that businesses and individuals pay more than $1 trillion in bribes each year.