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H.E Yoweri Kaguta Museveni the President of the Republic of Uganda

Kampala, Uganda – President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has vowed to crush corruption in Uganda, urging patriots and victims of corruption to unite in the fight against this scourge.

In a statement released on Monday, President Museveni noted that corruption has hindered Uganda’s development, diverting an estimated UGX 10 trillion annually. “There are also some indications that there is massive tax evasion. Uganda’s GDP of US $55bn, should be giving us 20% in taxes.This would be US$1lbn or Ug.Sh.48 trillion. Our real budget without debt payments is Ug.Sh.56 trillion.” He stated

He also emphasized the need for proof and evidence to tackle corruption, noting that some cases are already in court.”The NRM does not victimize anybody without proof,” President Museveni said. “We insist on proof, and apparently, proofs are abundant, but the responsible people have not been looking for them.”

The President called on victims of corruption to come forward and work with the government to address the issue. “We shall therefore have to work with victims of this corruption and some patriots to crush this betrayal,” he said.

President Museveni also highlighted the importance of the masses and patriots working together to achieve this goal. “The masses can be encountered in the village barazas, etc. The patriots are to be found in the political leadership, some public servants, the churches, etc.” Said Museveni

The President’s statement comes amid ongoing efforts to tackle corruption in the country. He noted that the economy grew by 6% this year, but could achieve double-digit growth if corruption and indiscipline are addressed.

Ugandans have welcomed the President’s statement, hoping it will mark a turning point in the fight against corruption. “We have been waiting for this moment for a long time,” said Kampala resident Jane Nalongo. “We hope the President’s words will be followed by action.”

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