KAMPALA —Civil Society Organisations on Monday re-launched the Black Monday campaign and appealed to Ugandans to isolate corrupt officials by boycotting their events and businesses.
In a joint statement issued at the launch in Kampala, the CSOs said the campaign is aimed at mobilizing Ugandans to take action against the corruption.
“We ask Ugandans to isolate every thief who has been implicated in a corruption scandal by not inviting them to your weddings, burial ceremonies or even fundraising. You should also boycott their businesses,” the statement read by Rev Fr Gaitano Batanyenda stated.
They also appealed to Ugandans to wear black clothes every Monday to show that they are tired of corruption.
Mr Richard Ssewakiryanga, the executive director of the NGO forum said the fight against corruption must be led by the public rather than the leaders in public offices.
“We want the people themselves top champion this fight. If we leave it to the leaders, we shall not gain much out of it because in the end they are the ones stealing money,” Mr Ssewakiryanga said.
Former Ethics minister Miria Matembe accused government of celebrating corruption.
“I was fired from cabinet because I was fighting corruption and now President Museveni comes out to walk in demonstration against the vice that is so laughable. I hope people are seeing and trust me God is seeing all of us including those that are hiding under the vice,” Ms Matembe said.