By Annah Nafula
President Yoweri Museveni has said that solving the problem of corruption will require the economy to be fixed.
According to the president corruption is majorly two ways including moral and spiritual corruption. He says moral corruption has been mainly triggered by people’s desire for material things while spiritual corruption is happening because people do not think that God sees them in hiding.
Museveni also likened corrupt people to parasites which he said they earn from what they did not work for.
The president has also pledged to work with other political leaders to fix the economy in order to combat corruption.
Museveni discouraged people who think they have to steal to be rich. “I have never stolen anything from anyone but I am rich.”said Museveni
While taking a 3 kilometer anti-corruption walk around that city that climaxed at Kololo Airstrip Museveni urged Ugandans to be mindful of their health and weight citing himself as an example, he said his new lifestyle style changes have seen him cut a tremendous amount of weight which he says has made him feel more physically fit. “Before the weight loss, I would breathe heavily after such exercises but today, I didn’t feel anything at all.” He said.
Meanwhile, the opposition leaders led by Dr.Kizza Besigye had welcomed the move to walk for a corruption free country but were unfortunately held at their homes by police.
Police say there were streamlined routes for the activity which Dr.Besigye and his team did not plan to follow and that is why they were not allowed to participate in this particular walk.
The anti-corruption walk was climaxed at Kololo airstrip this afternoon