The Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga has faulted a section of Members of
Parliament for signing for allowances, even when they have not attended plenary and
According to Kadaga, several MPs lack ethics and integrity and are corrupt as
they sign for committee money for oversight visits and don’t go, while many
come to parliament, sign for attendance and leave parliament without debating.
Kadaga was on Tuesday speaking at the Launch of the Parliamentary
Forum on ethics and integrity at the Parliamentary conference hall.
She says MPs should live as leaders and people of integrity and not to be
seen involved in corrupt tendencies.
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Kadaga says so many people in Uganda are stealing with impunity.
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Nsaba Buturo, the chairperson of the new forum and former Minister of Ethics
says the country is losing its moral values as MPs, Ministers, and members who
are supposed to be morally upright are misleading the public.
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David Bahati, the Minister of Finance in charge of Planning says
corruption and a lack of ethics is far more dangerous than any form of
criminality. He says if engineers are corrupt and do shoddy work if lawyers
fail to abide by their principles, then the entire nation is doomed.
The Parliamentary Forum on ethics and integrity is expected to take the lead at
Parliament in looking at moral standards, ethics and keep the country and
leaders in check by establishing policies and guidance in regards to issues of