President Museveni will next month lead a walk through the city centre as the anti-corruption unit headed by Lt. Col. Edith Nakalema marks one year.
The President in December 2018 appointed Nakalema to head the newly formed State House Anti-corruption unit.
However, in a statement, Museveni will on December 4 lead the country in another anti-corruption walk to highlight the gains made in the fight against corruption but also announce new plans by government to fight the vice.
“The walk, starting at 8am will be held under the theme ‘’a corruption-free Uganda; it starts with me” will see the President walk from the Constitutional Square in the city centre to Kololo Independence grounds,” reads in part the statement from the anti-corruption unit.
The distance from the city centre to Kololo independence grounds is about four kilometres and the President will be joined by other government, civil society, traditional and religious leaders as part of Uganda’s participation in the global recognition of the Anti-Corruption week under the theme “promoting accountability for national development”.
Since its inception, the State House anti-corruption has handled over 50000 complaints.
Speaking recently during the opening ceremony of the 9th Commonwealth Regional Conference of the heads of the anti-corruption agencies at Serena Hotel, Kigo, Museveni said corruption has the capacity to undermine all the economic development.
He said because of the inefficiency of the IG, he had to create other units to fight graft.
“When people start complaining of a watchman, then u have to hire a watchman to watch over that watchman. That is why I started and set up units in Presidents Office to watch over the IGG,” Museveni said.