Sulaiman Tiguragura Matojo, the Lyantonde District Commissioner has faulted anti corruption agencies for failing to involve other government agencies in the fight against corruption. According to Matojo, although the agencies carry out investigations, they only sent them notifications reports, which doesn’t require them to take action.
He explains that there is need to involve other agencies in enforcement if corruption is to be stamped out. Matojo was speaking at a board session held at Lyantonde District headquarters as part of the activities marking the anti corruption week on Wednesday.
Speaking at the same meeting, Fred Muhangi, the Lyantonde LC V chairman decried the rampant corruption in Uganda. “Corruption has persisted in this country despite the establishment of several anti corruption agencies. There is need to overhaul the entire country from the top, ” he said.
Muhangi said countries like Rwanda have been able to stamp out corruption and wondered why Uganda has failed. “Some of us travel to Rwanda here. Despite their recent revolution, you can hardly find a health center without medicine or a teacher away from duty, ” he said.
He argued that it is time for senior leaders to sit and find a solution to eradicate corruption. “We senior leaders need to check ourselves. It appears like we are expatriates who have come to eat Uganda and leave, ” he said.
This year’s anti corruption week is being commemorated under the theme “Restoring Integrity in public service, regaining citizens trust in the anti corruption fight”.