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Museveni vows to crack down on corruption

02 June 2016, 09:50

Kampala - Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has vowed to crack down on corrupt government officials in his new five-year term, saying the vice is retarding the country's economic development.

In his first State of the Nation address since he was sworn in for another term on May 12, Museveni on Tuesday said he will deal with corruption the way he "stamped out" impunity in the army.

"We are going to stamp out corruption as we stamped out indiscipline in the army," Museveni said while delivering the speech in Parliament.

Museveni, who has been in power for the last 30 years, said it was a shame that some of the cabinet ministers were soliciting bribes from potential investors.

Although Uganda has the necessary anti-graft institutional and legal framework, corruption remains a major challenge to the east African country.

The country's donor agencies have occasionally suspended assistance in response to reports of misuse of public funds and corruption.

- Xinhua


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