A Ugandan Columnist recently wrote, "Uganda used to have thieves, now the thieves have Uganda." He writes about the sky-high level of official corruption and how it has become an institutionalized phenomenon. Corruption in Uganda has reached unprecedented dimensions, slicing a significant portion of the national budget and thus reducing the funds allocated to development plans. About $300m (UShs 510bn and almost half of money in circulation) is lost to corruption.
The worst part is that money donated for disaster relief and post-conflict reconstruction was channeled into personal accounts -- even while the Ugandan media reports everyday on destitute people in need of all forms of assistance.
I intend to start a media campaign against corruption themed, "My hands are clean, I am free from corruption", aimed at demonising the practice and building public integrity. The funds will be used for website development, advertising materials as well as overhead costs.