Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Museveni has advised government agencies and departments to recruit people who have integrity and not academic papers.
Museveni who was on Wednesday speaking at Kololo Independence grounds after the match against corruption said that recruiting staff based on academic papers is common in Uganda Revenue Authority-URA and Inspectorate of Government.
He also said that supervision is hindering government’s efforts against corruption.
President Museveni also described corruption as both a moral and spiritual problem. He referred to those who steal as parasites because they get wealth that they have not worked for.
According to Museveni, the judiciary and local leaders should not only focus on morality issues but also encourage citizens to focus on income-generating activities like commercial agriculture, Industrial development and information communication technology if they are to end corruption.
Earlier in the morning, Museveni walked from Constitution Square to Kololo Airstrip. The walk was aimed at intensifying the fight against corruption.
He was accompanied by ministers, Members of Parliament, members of civil society organizations and religious leaders among others.
The walk, however, paralyzed traffic in the central business district and other parts of the town.
Several roads in the central business district were closed forcing many motorists to abandon their vehicles and resorted to walking. All motorcycles were also not allowed to go beyond the cut off points.