Corruption: a devastating ailment plaguing Kikuube

As inhabitants of this global village, we tend to view the whole world in a particular perspective.

The notorious infection that has eaten our African countries is corruption. Most leaders are greedy to acquire money and be above, on top, superior to other colleagues.

The only way they envision to achieve their personal selfish objectives is through stealing, diverting and decadent money.

The love of money is the root cause of all evil. I wish these people would seek superiority rather through increasing in knowledge. At least making wise decisions.

But the decisions that are made on the expense of other people, on the detriment of the integrity should always be checked.

Kikuube district is one of the youngest newly formed districts being dichotomised from the former Hoima district however, the rate at which corruption has escalated is rather alarming.

Everyone wants Money.  I mean money. When one applies for any position, to go through, you must pay money.

When one applies for any administrative position, it is not a merit thing but rather bribe them and gain a job, money.

I have testified many who have been victimised. They have sold their plots of land to qualify and buy the administrative positions.

I think even when one wants to seek convenience in the restrooms incase caught at the administrative offices has to pay money.

But where is the problem really? What is the root cause of such uncouth and barbaric wild love for unclean money coming from?

Corruption leads to death. Corruption is a cancer that needs serious chemotherapy. Sometimes I have associated the problem to leadership gaps.

Is it because our leaders are not leaders? Is it because they are not exposed? Corruption can turn a good leader into a worse leader.

In the year 225-200 AD, when the Medo-Persian and Greeks had taken control of the world, Antiochus 3rd (the third) had invaded Egypt successfully, he planned to harmonise them by bringing them under his rule through arranging a marriage of his daughter Cleopatra to the young Ptolemy 5th-the fifth (only ten years at the time).

He intended that she would act on his behalf and for his interests. However, his scheme failed, for Cleopatra became a good wife, constantly with her husband and she did not stand on her father’s side. This is a same example that we are seeing happening today.

Leaders are sent by the population to the various offices to bring a change, and yet we see them siding with the opposite with the uttermost diplomatic comfortability moreover portraying allegiance to corruption.

As the corrupt upsurge in the increased public offices, the effect shall be death, whoever will determine to stop it or stand in the way of these “goons” shall stand a chance to be murdered or destabilised.

When one is drunk of fraud, the same person is determined to promote it on the expense of anyone who want to prove living a disciplined life.

Unless God remembers us, the future is going to be more inhuman, characterised with a ferocious establishment of leaders who shall behave like a bunch of blood sucking vampires desiring to quench their impulse and poison the innocent.

Corruption has married some of our leaders and there is nothing that we can do. The chemotherapy that we can do is to change the leadership in any office or position that is associated, cohabited, or married to corruption- the brain cancer.

And yet the most effective is to ask God the Almighty to remember us since leadership comes from Him and he has the power to change the heart of man.

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The writer is an Associate Professor of Theology at LWITIS, a Church planter and a Preacher at Joy Baptist Church.

One reply on “Corruption: a devastating ailment plaguing Kikuube”

Great analysis, but changing leadership alone will have less effect since the new leaders will be recruited into the corruption. What if we revise our Anti-Corruption Act by introducing more tight sanctions for the corrupt officials?

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