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“Lasted Longest Because He Presides Most Corrupt Government In Uganda’s History” – Andrew Mwenda Attacks Museveni

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Uganda’s print, radio and television journalist Andrew Mwenda has attacked President Yoweri Tibuhabulwa Kaguta Museveni saying he lasted longest because he presides over the most corrupt government in Uganda’s history.

Andrew Mwenda made this statement yesterday on anti-corruption day where civil society and government were grand standing in self-righteous indignation condemning the government for doing little or nothing about it

According to Andrew Mwenda, African continent has had many changes of government over the last 60 years: Nigeria 15, Ghana 13 etc and every government has come to power promising to fight corruption.

“It has kept or left it being accused of corruption. Critics claim there is little or no political will to fight it. But when these critics have come to power, except for variations in detail, corruption has gotten worse and President Yoweri Museveni came to power promising to fight graft but he has presided over the most corrupt government in Uganda’s history.” He said.

“He has lasted longest. This is not a moral judgment on his leadership. I do not think he would (and can) govern Uganda without corruption. It is just a statement of fact. I believe many opposition politicians genuinely believe corruption can be defeated. However, if they came into power, they would be just as corrupt.” He said.

He further added that Poor countries adopted architecture of governance without the financial and a developed social organization to deliver on it. So, our nations are over developed in functions but under developed in capacity – their reach goes far beyond their grasp.

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The consequence of this mismatch between ambitions and resources leads inevitably to corruption.

He noted that resources are spread too thinly across a large territory that is sparsely populated. Then they are placed into the hands of myriads of state employees with limited skills and oversight to do the job. Corruption and incompetence are inevitable byproducts of this effort.

Andrew Mwenda is also the founder and owner of the independent, the current affair newsmagazine.

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Jolliebest Kasajja is a Ugandan Photo Journalist, Influencer, Photo and Videographer, Nnews Editor and Critic for African Politics.