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Most whistleblowers are not honest

By Vision Reporter

Added 22nd November 2008 03:00 AM

THE Inspector General of Government, Faith Mwondha, (left) has said that most whistleblowers are not honest and they cannot be relied on in the fight against corruption.

By Fortunate Ahimbisibwe

THE Inspector General of Government, Faith Mwondha, (left) has said that most whistleblowers are not honest and they cannot be relied on in the fight against corruption.

She said that many people who approach the IGG’s office only come out to cover-up corruption or to fight ‘personal wars.’

“We have a big problem with people who pretend to be whistleblowers and yet they are simply masquerading. They are not reliable and in many cases they have misled the inspectorate,” she said.

Mwondha was on Wednesday addressing journalists after launching the third national integrity survey at Sheraton Hotel in Kampala.

“It is a very bad trend and we must discourage it by punishing such people who mislead the office. They only come to report when things have gone bad or when they have not been paid commission,” she said.

The survey, commissioned by the IGG, was carried out by REEV Consult International. The managing director of Reev Consult, Dr Augustus Nuwagaba, said corruption was mainly rampant among the young employees between 25 and 30 years.

“These people work as if they are going to die tomorrow, so they try to accumulate as much property or wealth as they can in the shortest time possible,” he said.

Most whistleblowers are not honest

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