The Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga has threatened to expose ministers and other top government officials involved in corrupt activities.
Speaking during a special ecumenical service held at Parliament on Monday morning, Kadaga said she is going to embark on naming and shaming powerful corrupt personalities to combat the skyrocketing cases of corruption in the country.
The Speaker said that belonging to the ruling National Resistance Movement party is not going to deter her from talking about corruption.
“Unfortunately there are people in this country who think that if you belong a political party (NRM) you should not speak about corruption. That if you are a leader you should not speak about corruption not to spoil the name of the country,” said Kadaga.
She noted that leaders engaging in corruption are doing it in their individual capacities and should not expect protection.
“I will continue speaking about corruption. I will continue speaking about the atrocities. Those who are corrupt, are corrupt in their individual capacities and they should not expect protection from the Speaker or from this house. We shall expose them,” added Kadaga.
Kadaga stressed that efforts against corruption need to be heightened for the impact to be realized.
Meanwhile the retired Anglican Bishop of North Kigezi Diocese, Dr. Edward Muhima said increased lack to faithfulness and transparency is responsible for increased cases of corruption in the corruption.
Muhima emphasized in his sermon that if the political leaders and technical leaders are to be more accountable, they should be faithful and truthful in their respective assignments.
“Members of Parliament should also be transparent if they are to regain public confidence and ensure there is timely service delivery as expected by the public,” said the retired Bishop.
The service was part of the 2019 Parliament week activities running under the theme “Championing accountability to improve service delivery.”