Prime Minister Robinnah Nabbanja has revealed that the government has embarked on a process of investigating and exposing Opposition legislators who use their positions as heads of committees to acquire mass wealth.
“Many of you who are in Parliament, you know what the Opposition members of Parliament do in their oversight committees. Most of them are very rich and we [government] are aware of that. How do they amass this wealth? We are now coming for them also. Let us all say zero tolerance to corruption. And if we do this, the public will regain confidence in us [and] we shall be in charge of this country. We shall do this because we have all access to all the information we need to fight this kind of corruption,” Ms Nabbanja promised.
Nabbanja made the remarks during a half-day induction ceremony of chairpersons, deputy chairpersons of Parliamentary committees and National Resistance Movement (NRM) regional and committee whips at an induction workshop convened at the Office of the Prime Minister in Kampala on Wednesday.
This comes shortly after Nabbanja ordered for the investigation of the sources of the substandard food supplies and other items that were given to people that were affected by floods in Kasese last month.
The nine officials from the Office of the Prime minister were on Tuesday arrested for allegedly procuring substandard relief items with Nabbanja noting that government will embark on a zero-tolerance campaign against corruption in the entire country.