By Bobi Wine
Kleptocracy is a government with corrupt leaders (kleptocrats) who use their power to exploit the people and natural resources of their own territory in order to extend their personal wealth and political powers.
It is rule by a class of thieves. This system involves embezzlement of funds at the expense of the wider population.
A kleptocracy is a government ruled by corrupt politicians who use their political power to receive kickbacks, bribes, and special favors at the expense of the population.
Kleptocrats may use political leverage to pass laws that enrich them and they usually circumvent the rule of law.
As the vast majority of Ugandan citizens continue to struggle to even afford a decent meal and as poverty levels continue to rise, Bank of Uganda officials printed 90 billion shillings in excess and took it out of Entebbe airport for their personal use.
No one knows for how long this has been going on!
After 33 years in power, it is now an understatement to call president Museveni‘s government a mere dictatorship.
It graduated from that stage a long time ago and is now a fully grown kleptocracy. Like it was in Zaire under Mobutu, government officials are stealing with reckless abandon- ‘Taamu Egenda’ style!
Of course they have learnt from the best- the very head of state who treats the national treasury as his personal property!
This is the real state of our nation. Oh Uganda, may God uphold thee!
At least eight government officials have been arrested and detained as the State House Anti-Corruption Unit.
Government spokesperson Ofwono Opondo in an interview with NBS Television, said that those arrested include directors in charge of currency, procurement as well as security.Others arrested are customs officials, airport police officers, Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) staff among others.
“We are inquiring why the bank of Uganda officials who were using a chartered plane had to go through the normal procedure,” wondered Mr Opondo.
He named private businessmen,Charles Mbire- chairman MTN Uganda and Omar Mandela of Mandela Millers and City Oil as well as UN and USAID as some of the people and organisations that had goods on a government chartered plane.
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— Grace Natabaalo (@Natabaalo) June 14, 2019