The Minister for Finance and Planning Matia Kasaija has called upon the youth to shun corruption in all its forms, a reason he said will make Uganda a better Country to leave in.
The Minister made this appeal on November 14 during the Financial Reporting Awards (FiRe) Dinner Ceremony held at Serena Hotel Kampala where he graced the function as Chief Guest.
Kasaija revealed that the youth can be the game changers in the way things are done in a country if they can only stop engaging in dubious ways of getting rich quickly.
”I have an issue with the young generation; young people want to wake up and find yourselves rich overnight. You don’t have to rush to get rich, please go slow and use the right channels to acquire wealth, in other words , work for it. Don’t take what is not rightfully yours,” Kasaija said.
Kasaija added that wealth is only enjoyable when one has possessed it legitimately and that those involved in embezzlement, normally do not want to declare their wealth due to the fact that it’s ill gotten.
“Wealth genuinely acquired is well enjoyed because there will be no one complaining of how you got it but for those who are involved in corruption, they do not have any peace of mind at any single minute as they are busy thinking that someone will soon expose him or her,” he added.
Kasaija thanked Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Uganda and its partners for their outstanding efforts towards promoting transparency and accuracy in the financial reporting all over the country and urged the public to embrace financial reporting as a major tool of eliminating corruption.
Organized by ICPA Uganda, FiRe Awards is aimed at recognizing and awarding the most outstanding companies and organizations that have clear, transparent and accurate financial records.