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Charge Chopper Men â€" Matembe

By Vision Reporter

Added 18th June 2003 03:00 AM

FORMER ethics and integrity state minister Miria Matembe has urged her successor to pursue the prosecution of those implicated in the junk chopper deal and the exploitation of DR Congo resources.

FORMER ethics and integrity state minister Miria Matembe has urged her successor to pursue the prosecution of those implicated in the junk chopper deal and the exploitation of DR Congo resources.

By John Eremu
FORMER ethics and integrity state minister Miria Matembe has urged her successor to pursue the prosecution of those implicated in the junk chopper deal and the exploitation of DR Congo resources.

Matembe, while handing over to Tim Lwanga yesterday, warned that fighting corruption in public offices was not for the faint-hearted.

“This job requires a lot of courage. It will expose you to many enemies. Even your friends will hate you if you do it effectively,” she said.

Matembe, who joins the back bench in parliament as Mbarara woman MP, said cabinet had passed the white paper on the junk chopper report with wide-ranging recommendations.

“It is now your duty to implement the recommendations. You will need the courage that I have had to pursue this matter. The recommendation calls for the prosecution of those considered untouchables,” she said.

The ceremony at the President’s Office in Nakasero was attended by, among others, the secretary Office of the President, Techla Kinalwa, the director for ethics, Ashaba Ahebwa and Paul Beggan, an advisor on good governance from the British Department for International development (DFID).

Matembe commended President Museveni for appointing her minister and denied she was fired in the May 23, 2003 cabinet reshuffle.

“I cannot be dismissed because I am very effective,” Matembe, said causing laughter.
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Charge Chopper Men – Matembe

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