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Kivejinja blames corruption on youth

By Vision Reporter

Added 13th December 2009 03:00 AM

THE youth are to blame for the current high rate of corruption, the third deputy prime minister and minister for internal affairs, Hajji Kirunda Kivejinja has said.

THE youth are to blame for the current high rate of corruption, the third deputy prime minister and minister for internal affairs, Hajji Kirunda Kivejinja has said.

By Moses Mulondo

THE youth are to blame for the current high rate of corruption, the third deputy prime minister and minister for internal affairs, Hajji Kirunda Kivejinja has said.

“In our youthful days, corruption was not a problem. It is the present generation that has produced thieves stealing public money,” he said.

Kivejinja made the remarks while officiating at a symposium on public expenditure monitoring which was organised by the Uganda National NGO Forum recently at Hotel Africana, Kampala.

The minister also blamed the civil servants for the escalating corruption.
“You should stop blaming our NRM Government for the corruption. Money is sent to civil servants and they misallocate it,” Kivejinja pointed out.

He cited the example of the youth who participated in the recent city riots as an indicator that the current generation had gone astray on moral issues.

“Those who rioted were idle youth who used it as an opportunity to vandalise people’s property. The rioters were just lumpens,” he said.

The minister was backed by Eva Mulema who argued that most of the internal bank fraud cases are committed by the youth.

Kivejinja blames corruption on youth

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