- Do you remember Ken Lukyamuzi, the vocal former Lubaga South MP? Following his suspension from Parliament for a five-year term for not declaring his assets as required by the Leadership Code, Lukyamuzi is now a student of law and recently advised Baku about it. He wanted to know where Baku got the powers to prosecute people. He asked: â€œYou, Mr. Baku, what are you talking about investigating? You make a report and you are the judge? This does not exist anywhere in law and remember I am now a student of law.â€ But Baku, unimpressed, reminded Lukyamuzi that it is well laid in the Constitution.
- Denmark is one of the few countries which is almost corruption-free. Principal Judge James Ogoola recently told a workshop on corruption in Uganda that in Denmark judges ride bicycles to office. He said this is a very rare occurrence in most developing countries especially in Africa where opportunities of abuse of office and corruption are gross. In Uganda billions of shillings are spent on judgesâ€™ vehicles and security guards! Will Uganda ever reach this stage of a corruption-free state?
- If you are looking for someone who can effectively discipline politicians, look nowhere else, it is Bishop Zac Niringiye. The prelate has the Africa Peer Review Mechanism report on his fingertips. He recently chaired the National Governance Forum at Imperial Royale in Kampala and observing the big attendance by politicians he warned that he would not allow any politicking. To make his point clear he added: â€œWhen we come for such meetings there is no ground for politicking and if you do I will stop you. Believe me, I will.â€
- One thing FDC members boast of is their choice of words. Kassiano Wadri, the opposition chief whip recently criticised the executive thus: â€œThe executive drags her feet when it handles the big fish because it is often left to swim in deeper water yet the small fish is poached on and dragged on landâ€
Christine Bako put it this way: â€œWe need real strong nets which I am yet to see around, to catch the corrupt because they always sneak out from the small nets.â€
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