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President Museveni is reportedly disturbed by the high number of cases of land grabbing involving officials from the State House and the Office of the President. This was revealed on Friday by Ms Phiona Barungi, the State House Special Assistant on General Duties while meeting land-grabbing victims in Luwero district. Barungi said the president had been lately overwhelmed by complaints about State House officials tormenting scores of people, especially in central Uganda. “There’s just too many complaints about State House employees,” she said. “We have become a big problem, even the president himself, who gave us these jobs is concerned… He does not know what to do.” “He sent us to serve the people but we are now serving our stomachs. It has gotten to a point where almost every state house official is involved in a land wrangle somewhere.” In a meeting held in Zirobwe village in Bukyimu sub-county in Bamunakika, Barungi said her office was being bombarded daily by helpless people. Some of these are facing death threats from powerful people. “Yesterday I had just landed from Turkey, I even was feeling sick. I found a man at the airport waiting for me,” Barungi told the meeting. “He told me that a man connected to Gen Muhoozi Kairerugaba was hunting him to kill him and take his land. When I asked around, it turned out that this man has no connection to Gen Muhoozi. He is just a serial land grabber.” In the meeting, the residents singled out a number of people who have been harassing them. These also went ahead destroying their crop gardens, and metting out all manner of violence to force them out of their land. The Minister of Lands Hon Sam Mayanja during the meeting ordered an immediate arrest of two of these land grabbers. They include Mary Babirye and Rasmus Kagaba. Check Also; Shock As Minister Raphael Magezi Directs Security To Investigate Katakwi Town Council Leadership For Grabbing Gov’t Land State House Anti-Corruption Unit Saves Family Land From Serial Land Grabber President Museveni Warns Land Grabbers As He receives the Land Probe Report

Fighting Corruption Is Not As Difficult As People Think – President Museveni

President Museveni in his national address last evening spoke about corruption in government and the whole country at large. He said fighting it is not as hard as most Ugandans think because it is not even a political matter.

He said many culprits try to sabotage but people shouldn’t fear to report the corrupt to the authorities. Mr Museveni has talked about corrupt people multiple times in his speeches.

He said he is trying so hard to fight them. However, when the IGG Betty Kamya talked about the corrupt people in his presence, President Museveni asked her not to talk bad because they might take the money and invest it in other countries.

According to President Museveni, the corrupt people are always in hiding. However, the government will take time to find them and they will be penalized.

“Fighting corruption is not as difficult as people think. A few months ago, an audit revealed the presence of ghost workers on gov’t payroll. This is not a political matter no matter how much culprits try to sabotage. You need to report corrupt people. It might take a while to find them, but eventually, they will be penalized,” he said.

The opposition is always accusing people who are very close to President Museveni of corruption. Apparently, most of these people are hiding right under Museveni’s nose, the Statehouse.

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