Claims and counterclaims of the ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) government being infiltrated by corrupt cartels gain currency every day.
The latest to add credence to this narrative is the former minister of Ethics and Integrity, Dr Nsaba Buturo. Writing for The Observer this week, in ‘God, morality and Uganda’s development model’, Dr Buturo, says a disturbingly, silent social and largely immoral revolution is underway in Uganda.
“The new order is characterized by for example, an acute level of sectarianism, blatant and obscenely repulsive practice of unchecked and unrestrained stealing and abuse of public resources by cartels and syndicates of public officials...” Buturo narrates.
In the recent past the minister of state for finance, Evelyn Anite, complained of mafia in government and claimed they wanted to eliminate her because she had frustrated their corrupt schemes.