“Fighting corruption is legitimate” – President Museveni

Saturday 18th February 2012

President YoweriMuseveni said that the fight against corruption is legitimate and reiterated that the NRM Government will fight and defeat corruption. He noted that anyone involved in the war against corruption is waging a noble war.

The President, who is the Chairman of the National Resistance Movement (NRM) was lasting evening contributing to the debate on fighting corruption during the on-going National Resistance Movement Parliamentary Caucus Retreat at the National Leadership Institute (NALI) in Kyankwanzi. He said that he ranks the war against corruption, as number two on the NRM agenda only next to the fight against extrajudicial killings.

“The fight against corruption has always been high on our NRM agenda; that is why we right away put in place, institutions such as the Office of the Inspector General of Government, the Leadership Code and many others, because they were not in place”, he said.

The President, however, said that Movement supporters need to fight corruption without undermining the National Resistance Movement, the political organization that has put in place institutions and a conducive environment to fight graft. He appealed to the NRM members to make good use of the NRM Parliamentary Caucus to fight graft using a united front.

On the NRM ideology, the President said that although the NRM is a multi-ideological organization in nature, the dominant line in the organization was nationalism, Pan-Africanism, the quest for social transformation and promotion of democracy.

Regarding the reported intrigue and in fighting among the NRM supporters, the President urged members to unite and act in cohesion saying “stop political wrangling and all actors should control their egos so that we move together and take the country forward.”

“Wanainchi already have enough problems and are looking at us for solutions and they should not go on suffering as the political class go on with their wrangles”, he added.

 

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