The speaker of parliament Rebecca Kadaga, has expressed her wrath over what she described as “charactering” Ugandans by vote “rigging” and “corruption” by foreign countries.
Speaking to the media yesterday, Kadaga noted that many of her members sent on different missions abroad, continue to give her bad reports regarding the descriptions by natives of particular countries.
Kadaga said that the latest incident came from unnamed MP who had traveled to Zambia to observe the recently concluded presidential election.
“Yesterday, one of my members [of parliament] returned from Zambia [where] he had gone for election observer mission but he told me that out there, we [Ugandans] are characterized by rigging…[I asked] but how can that be the brand we have there?”
She added; “he said that yes, when they introduced me as a Ugandan, they [Zambians] said that ha, this is a Ugandan, I hope he is not going to rig. I was listening to radio and said that the director General of ISO had said that the end of Uganda will come because of corruption.”
Kadaga thus called for a feasible solution from Government and different stakeholders, saying that “So, I think it’s something which we must work hard to end because it’s not good to be characterized by corruption.”
Kadaga’s call comes barely one day after a general court martial sat in Somalia to convict nine UPDF soldiers with stealing and selling fuel meant to facilitate the peace-keeping mission there.