Miria Matembe, the former state minister for ethics and integrity, caused prolonged laughter when she thanked God for giving her a big mouth.
Matembe said this while opening a two-day workshop organised by Uganda National Economics Students Association at Makerere University on November 29.
The theme of the workshop was, â€œThe role of the youth in fighting corruption, promotion of ethics and building integrity in Ugandaâ€
â€œI thank God for the big mouth He gave me. When I die and He asks me what I did with the gift He gave me, I will say, my Lord, I used it to speak for the women, the youth, the children, the disabled and above all, to preach ethics and integrity,â€ said Matembe.
She added, â€œI will also say that I spoke against corruption among public officials. And the money I liberated from the selfish was used to construct roads, hospitals and schools.â€
Amidst applause and foot stamping, she urged students and other Ugandans to stand behind her.
â€œBannange, when I am before God making these claims, He will ask whom I changed. I will then point you out as the people I helped change. Be my witnesses in heaven,â€ she pleaded.
Matembe thanks God for big mouth