Uganda Marks Africa Day

Uganda marks africa day
Appeared on: 25 May 2018

Uganda marked Africa Day in commemoration of the founding of the Organization of African Unity (OAU) on 25th May, 1963. The OAU was replaced by the African Union in 2002. The commemorations took place at the International University of East Africa (IUEA) on Friday, 25th May 2018.

This year’s theme was “winning the fight against corruption, a sustainable path to Africa’s transformation.”

The Inspector General of Government (IGG), Ms Irene Mulyagonja, was one of the panellists at the event. Other panellists included Justice and Constitutional Affairs Minister, Hon. Kahinda Otafiire, Makerere University political economist, Prof. Julius Kiiza and Rwanda’s Ambassador to Uganda, Major Frank Mugambage. The event was moderated by Mr. Andrew Mwenda, the Managing Director of the Independent Publications.

In some of her remarks, the IGG said, “What we have in Uganda as corruption is the same as that in other countries. Theft is theft whether on the African continent or elsewhere. It’s morally wrong for one to enormously steal public resources.”

She added that it’s false to assert that nothing has been done about corruption in Uganda because several steps have been taken to curb it.

Africa Day is a public holiday in nine African nations which include Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Lesotho, Mali, Mauritania, Namibia, Zambia and Zimbabwe.