Rukiga has no place for corrupt leaders, says MP Ndyomugyenyi

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Rukiga has no place for corrupt leaders, says MP Ndyomugyenyi
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Rukiga County MP Roland Ndyomugyenyi, also known as Bish, has issued a stern warning to fellow legislators and leaders against showing sympathy towards those entangled in corruption scandals.

Ndyomugyenyi said there was a need for accountability and transparency, stating that leaders must be exemplary to the communities they represent.

Ndyomugyenyi made these remarks during a radio program broadcasted on voice of Kigezi from Kabale District, referencing to a recent scandal involving the Parliamentary Commission’s leaked resolutions from May 2022.

The leaked documents implicated several key figures, including former Leader of the Opposition Mathias Mpuuga, who allegedly received Shs500 million, while Shs400 million each were reportedly allocated to Solomon Silwany (Bukooli Central), Esther Afoyochan (Zombo Woman), and Prossy Akampurira Mbabazi (Rubanda Woman ).

Ndyomugyenyi said leaders should spearhead the fight against corruption rather than align with corrupt individuals.

Last month, members of parliament launched a motion to impeach the four commissioners implicated in the illegal sharing of 1.7 billion shillings of taxpayer's money.

By Monday, June 10, 145 MPs out of the required 177 signatures had been collected to advance the motion.

“If we are to be serious in the fight against corruption, it starts with you and me as individuals,” Ndyomugyenyi stated.

"I was disappointment towards parliamentarians who abstained from signing the censure motion, I asked myself if there is the importance of demonstrating to Ugandans that corrupt leaders are not tolerated."

Robert Kakuru, executive director of Kick Corruption Out of Uganda, shared Ndyomugyenyi’s sentiments during the same program.

He criticized MPs who refused to sign the censure motion, citing recent remarks by the President highlighting corruption issues within parliament and the Finance ministry.

“Although some people defend these commissioners, the truth remains that they shared this money illegally,” Kakuru said.

Also present on the panel was State Minister of Finance, who is also the Rubanda County East MP.

Musasizi acknowledged corruption as a significant issue for the NRM government, noting that it poses a major risk to the economy.

He called upon various anti-corruption agencies, including parliament, the IGG, police, and courts of law, to fulfill their roles diligently.

The minister said some individuals are inherently corrupt, making such behaviors challenging to change.

On Monday, Theodore Ssekikubo, the mover of the censure motion says that so far that are on a steady move since they are only remaining with 31 signatures to go.

Ssekikubo expressed his disappointment with Workers' representatives for not signing the motion, noting that the Shs1.7 billion distributed among the commissioners and the then Leader of the Opposition likely originated from taxpayers' money.

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