The State Anti-Corruption Unit boss, Lt. Col. Edith Nakalema has said that there are no untouchables in the fight against corruption in the country.
Nakalema said that as long as there is enough evidence to pin to an individual, her team will go and apprehend them without favour.
Nakalema made these remarks while appearing on a special NBS Talk Show on Monday evening.
“The truth remains that there is no one who was reported to us and we failed to touch them. Whoever has been reported, we have touched. Those that have not yet been reported, we have not touched because we can’t work on hearsay,” Nakalema said in part.
Nakalema gave examples of officials such as Post Bank managing director and his leadership, CEO of the Gaming and Rotaries Board among others where her team has ‘touched’ many individuals that the public thought of as untouchable.
“You have seen us touch the managing director of Post Bank and his leadership, the CEO of Gaming and Rotaries board, the secretaries of Uganda Human Rights Commission, Bank of Uganda among others. I have not heard any serious person saying that we can not touch so and so. I don’t believe that there are people who are untouchable,” she added.
Nakalema is expected to be flanked by the head of state, President Yoweri Museveni and several officials from the government, civil society, religious leaders among others tomorrow, Wednesday December 4, for a walk against corruption.
The walk is aimed at highlighting the gains made in the fight against corruption but also announce the new plans by government to fight the vice.
The walk will start at 8.00 AM under the theme “a corruption-free Uganda; it starts with me,” and participants will walk from the Constitutional Square in the city centre to the Kololo Independence grounds.
Nakalema called upon Ugandans to embrace the walk and join hands with the government to fight the vice.