President Yoweri Museveni has warned employees in the President’s Office against corruption saying that those caught or involved risk being imprisoned.
The President made the remarks at the end of year party for Office of the President employees that was held last evening at Imperial Royale Hotel in Kampala.
He said that the Office of the President can help fight corruption by playing a vital role in monitoring government work.
“The Office of the President has staff who can be the eyes and ears of the State. For monitoring government works, the Resident District Commissioners and intelligence should see and hear what is going on in the country and deal with it if they can or bring it up for action,” he said.
The President said the Gombolola Internal Security Organization (GISO) employee who is in charge of security at Sub-County level should know whatever happens there and that there should be no excuse as to why he or she shouldn’t.
He also warned that he would dismiss any appointed leader that is not monitoring government work and fighting against corruption.
“Stealing of drugs in the health centres should not happen when the District Intelligence Security Officer (DISO) is there. My emphasis is on these people who are appointed on merit but not politicians who have been chosen by the people. If you don’t clean the country, I will clean you,” he warned.
President Museveni called upon the staff of the Office of the President to be committed to their work so as to get promoted.
“I was a Research Officer in the Office of the President on first floor and because I did it with all my heart, God kept on promoting me. You can now see where I am,” he said.
The Minister for the Presidency, Esther Mbayo, that of Security, Gen. Elly Tumwine and Permanent Secretary, Office of the President, Ms. Deborah Katuramu, among others, attended the party.