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Museveni warns Ugandan ministers against loan underutilization, corruption

Museveni warns Ugandan ministers against loan underutilization, corruption


Ugandan president Yoweri Museveni has issued a “tough warning” to government officials against corruption and the underutilization of loan funds.

Museveni made the call during a cabinet meeting on Friday where he expressed disgust about the attitudes of some government officials who “solicit bribes and favours from investors, frustrating them in the process”.

“This must stop or else people will be embarrassed. You shouldn’t ask investors to pay your children’s school fees, or do this and that. If you have a problem, call a clan meeting and solve it as a family, not through corruption,” President Museveni said in a series of tweets.

He also revealed that the World Bank has issued loans and grants of $1.8 billion but only 10% of it has been utilized.

“Tough action will be taken against government officials who negligently fail to utilize these funds,” he warned.

Museveni earlier announced that Uganda has recovered from its economical downturn and the country needs to kick out poverty.

He also called on the security organs to stop “negative elements infiltrating decision-making centres of government.”

Yoweri Museveni and his government have a lot of critics including main opposition candidate in the 2016 election, Dr. Kizza Besigye, and Army General David Sejusa who had a high court dismiss court martial charges against him for insubordination, engaging in partisan politics and being absent from duty without official leave.