Are we fighting the right battle on corruption?

(Cartoon by Mwijuka Stuart)

Clare Cheromoi During the State of the Nation address by President Museveni on 7 June 2017, fighting corruption was highlighted again, as it has been over the years. The challenge of corruption to Uganda’s progress and service delivery was also emphasized by the Minister of Finance, Mr Matia Kasaija, during the Budget Speech. What is clear in both the President’s and the finance minister’s speeches, is that corruption is a cancer that needs to be tackled. The question that puzzles many is why corruption has persisted despite the numerous anti-corruption…

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Behaviour deepening corruption

Clare Cheromoi Recently I received a Whatsapp message of a traffic officer who stopped a pastor for speeding. The message goes: Pastor: (Seeing that he is in wrong yells) I am a pastor, not a thief. Traffic officer: If you are a pastor then you must have a Bible. Can you present it? Pastor: (Hurriedly brings his Bible to prove his honesty and be freed). Traffic officer: Can you please read Matthew 5:25-26 to me? Pastor: (Reads text) Settle matters quickly with your adversary who is taking you to court.…

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