The Archbishop of Church of Uganda, the Most Rev Dr Samuel Stephen Kazimba Mugalu has called for the country’s unity in the fight against corruption.
While delivering today’s sermon at the annual commemorations of the Uganda Martyrs at Namugongo, Kazimba said all of Uganda’s tribes should be as united as Uganda Martyrs who were bonded despite hailing from various faiths.
“Remains of the Roman Catholics, remains of Anglicans, remains of different tribes, different regions are all there. United for a good purpose of strengthening the gospel in the power of the Holy Spirit. Let us have that. These young men were really united, let us be united,” he said.
Kazimba as such, said Ugandans should be united to fight corruption which he in words said is killing the country.
“Corruption is killing our nation, corruption is killing even religious organizations, corruption is killing everybody. As we remember the Martyrs day today, let us fight all these problems in the country because we need to work together, we need to grow together.”
A unified Church he said is one of the strongest evidence of the truth of the gospel especially in this world which he said is fragmented and divided.
“The Baganda and the Banyoro, the Batooro and the Bakonjo, the Basoga and the Bamasaba, the Hutus and the Tutsi, we need to be together. Let us be united,” he said.
According to Transparency International’s Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) 2019, Uganda scored position number 137 among the most corrupt countries in the world.
In 2012, Uganda was number 130 in the most corrupt countries on Earth, in 2013 it scored position number 140, 142 in 2014, 139 in 2015, 151 in 2016 and 2017, 149 in 2018 and 137 in 2019.
Despite some little improvement in tackling corruption, Uganda continues to be hit with a multitude of scandals in almost all sectors including Judiciary, public service among others.