The Inspectorate of Government has described the forthcoming anti-corruption walk as an indication of a high level of commitment and visibility in the fight against corruption in Uganda.
The walk due to take place on Wednesday December 4, will be led by President Yoweri Museveni from the Constitutional Square in Kampala to Kololo Airstrip.
The walk will be held under the theme “A corruption-free Uganda starts with me”.
But early this week, Opposition bigwigs led by Maj. Gen. Mugisha Muntu, the National Coordinator of the Alliance for National Transformation-ANT party said the walk was a mockery, intended to confuse the masses to believe that Museveni has the will to fight corruption.
However, Mariam Wangadya, the Second Deputy Inspector General of Government says Museveni has played a big role in fighting corruption through instituting bodies like IG and the State House Anti-Corruption Unit which has unearthed many cases of corruption and uprooted corrupt officials in the country.
The convention organized by Kick Corruption Out of Uganda (KICK-U) and Inspectorate of Government has attracted locals, district and religious leaders among others to discuss the effects of corruption on development and how it can be eliminated.
According to the 2018 Corruption Perceptions Index report by Transparency International, Uganda ranked 149 out of 175 countries with his corruption cases.