By Ntongo Rajbah
The Kabaka of Buganda, Ronald Muwenda Mutebi ii has called upon government and all Ugandans to take deliberate action to end the ceaseless corruption that continues to plague the nation.
The Kabaka made the remark during celebrations to mark his coronation Jubilee celebrations at the Mengo.
Jubilee celebrations which also mark the restoration of Buganda and other kingship, which had been banned by President Milton Obote, the Kabaka expressed worry that Uganda’s development efforts will continue to be undercut by corruption, if it is not drastically addressed.
According to Kabaka Mutebi, the corruption in the country stems from greed which many people are raised with from childhood.
The Kabaka says Corruption has failed everything including sectors such as education, health, governance, economic growth and overall development efforts,” he said, adding “Nobody can fetch water in a porous basket.
Uganda remains one of the most corrupt countries on the planet, ranking as of last year, 151st out of 176 countries, according to Transparency International.
According to Transparency International Uganda (TIU) chairperson John Mary Odoy, the rising corruption is all as a result the increased inequality in the county.
Kabaka Mutebi who was flagged by dignitaries led by the King of Asante Kingdom in Ghana Asante Hene warned at the coronation event that failure to address this inequality can result in dangerous traits.
The king went on to call upon parents, leaders of all kinds, to train the young people to stay away from greed.