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Corruption can be effectively fought

By Vision Reporter

Added 11th October 2009 03:00 AM

EDITOR—Three incidents have happened within three days which I think are all in line with achieving our national vision.

EDITOR—Three incidents have happened within three days which I think are all in line with achieving our national vision.

EDITOR—Three incidents have happened within three days which I think are all in line with achieving our national vision.

The arrest of the former warlord in the Rwanda genocide of 1994, that of a Sudanese minister who had entered the country unnoticed and the suspension of the health ministry permanent secretary all show that the Government is vigilant. It is true many Ugandans suffer a lot because of lack of medicine in public hospitals and yet a lot of money is spent on drugs.

We have heard of drugs getting expired in stores, money meant for AIDS and TB patients being stolen and many other vices. I thank the President for the directive to suspend the permanent secretary who watched things going wrong without raising a finger.

Referral hospitals have been referring people to private clinics and claiming they don’t have enough drugs! Shame on the technical staff and all the officials involved.

Ugandans should be more vigilant and report thieves of public property now that there is political will to fight corruption. In Kabarole, the local population has shown this vigilance.

They rejected shoddy road works and the work had to be redone. We shall achieve our national vision once we say no to corruption.

Patrick Ruhweza
Rudolf Steiner University College
Norway

Corruption can be effectively fought

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