The former minister of Ethics and Integrity and human right activist Miria Matembe has revealed that many organisations in Uganda fear to give her a job or advisory role because of her integrity and sincerity in terms of doing work.
“I was fired by President Museveni because of being sincere, because of telling the truth and Ugandans don’t want someone who is sincere. I don’t mean that all people are bad but sincere people like me don’t have access to jobs,” she said.
She said that the way she does her work, many people including non government organisations in Uganda have refused to give a job even advisory role for fear of exposing the rot in such organisations.
She noted that someone told her that no one can give her a job because she will interfere in their programmes.
“I was told because of my sincerity no one can give me an advisory role in those organisations. I always ask myself among all the people chosen on the advisory board, what special thing do they have and what do they do special that I cannot?” she asked.
Matembe noted that even private institutions have never called her for any job or being a member of the board.
“I wonder, an intelligent person like me, a knowledgeable person like me, I know I can manage but it’s because they fear I will expose corruption in their organisation,” she said.
She added that many times she has been reminding Ugandans that the corrupt person in the NRM government is someone who disagrees with President Museveni and his regime.
“If you don’t agree with president Museveni and you are corrupt they will fire you and arrest you but if you agree with president Museveni and his regime even though you are corrupt or you grab the land of all Ugandans, no one will touch you,” she said.