It is undisputed that THEFT of public funds continues to be one of the major problems in Uganda causing retarded development and killing vulnerable members of our population. The fight against theft has occupied public discourse and it is evident that the large population appreciate that this theft is on the increase and thus needs to be dealt with accordingly. It is also important to note that there is a sudden wind that is unveiling these “thieves” and it is a critical situation for everyone to reflect on and be a part of.
It is with great sorrow and grief at the perpetual theft of our money that continues with impunity that as CSOs we need to take decisive action against this unnecessary evil.
In this regard, the Civil Society fraternity within their constituencies will collectively engage in a number of activities in the coming weeks in the run up to the anti-corruption week in December, beginning with:
1. A Week of Mourning 12th-16th November 2012 that will entail;
a) Closure of offices on Monday 12th November 2012;
b) Congregate at the at the [venue to be confirmed] from 9am-1:00pm for National Mourning Service;
c) Wearing black and or bark cloth and going without shoes during the whole week of mourning.
2. Undertake Massive media engagements across the country to re-awaken citizens to play their part and demand for action;
3. Write an open letter to the President demanding for decisive action and implementation of his election pledge of zero-tolerance to corruption.
Let us join hands as affected and aggrieved citizens of Uganda to show our displeasure at this unacceptably shameful, draconian and uncivil form of conduct that threatens our very survival!
We can no longer stay silent, fearful and indifferent to the plight of our fellow Ugandans and the struggle that many of us are going through just to survive as our leaders and technocrats shamelessly loot our public funds and get off scot free scandal after scandal.
PLEASE GET INVOLVED.
“IT IS OUR COUNTRY, OUR MONEY, OUR PEOPLE, MY DUTY!”