“The top leaders in government pay themselves well, but are not bothered about addressing poor remuneration for the civil servants," says Born Again Faith leader Dr. Joseph Sserwadda.
KAMPALA - Born Again Faith leader Dr. Joseph Sserwadda has advised Government on some key necessary interventions in the fight against corruption, which he said has continued to stand in the way of Uganda's development.
During his Christmas sermon, the Pentecostal Presiding Apostle suggested the need for Government to increase salaries for civil servants which can enable them live a decent life.
"The top leaders in government pay themselves well, but are not bothered about addressing poor remuneration for the civil servants. These poorly-paid government workers will always find ways of paying themselves," he said.
The Ndeeba-based Victory Church founder also suggested that efforts should be made by President Yoweri Museveni to identify incorruptible people and put them in charge of various State institutions and agencies.
"Darkness cannot chase away darkness. You cannot have corrupt at the top and expect corruption to be successfully fought," he argued.
Punish the corrupt. According to Sserwadda, that is another way Government can deal with corruption.
On the national budget for the next financial year, he emphasised the need for more resources to be allocated towards the health, ICT, science and technology, and tourism sectors.
The named sectors have the potential to cause speedy development for Uganda, Sserwadda said.
As it happened: Christmas Day in Uganda