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UPDF corrupt again, Museveni warns to take action

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Simon Kabayo
Simon Kabayohttps://eagle.co.ug
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KAMPALA- President Yoweri Museveni has said the army is becoming corrupt again and warned he will take action against the corrupt officers.

The president, who was addressing a thanksgiving ceremony organized by the Uganda People’s Defence Forces at Kololo Airstrip, warned that corruption has “creped in” in the military.

He described the corrupt officers who steal resources and those involved in land eviction as “pollutants” that will be removed from the military.

Corruption had been a big problem in the army in the 1990s and 2000s but during the reign of the late Gen Aronda Nyakairima, the vice was fought and reduced.

But the president said corruption is back, especially stealing fuel, army officers getting contracts to supply the military at inflated prices.

Some of the biggest corruption scandal cases in the 1990s was the procurement of junk choppers and undersized army uniforms.

UPDF officers have also been involved in selling fuel and food meant for soldiers in Somalia. The recent reshuffle in the UPDF was reportedly connected to corruption in UPDF training schools and top two army officers who were involved in grabbing land in Mubende district.

President Museveni said those involved in corruption are those managing the army resources. “I know them but it’s just a matter of time,” he said.

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