KAMPALA: The Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Mr Thomas Tayebwa, has said the House will not protect corrupt government officials.
Mr Tayebwa said during his tenure, Parliament will push for laws that help the government to fight against corruption.
“We shall make decisions on corruption and we shall push for enabling laws that will help the government to fight against corruption. I’m very sure that I will succeed because I have been working closely with President Museveni on such issues,” he said.
The deputy speaker made the remarks during Holy Mass to celebrate Palm Sunday that was organised at Kintante Primary School by Archdiocese of Mbarara Development Association (AMDA).
He was responding to a request by the Vicar General of Mbarara Archdiocese, Rev Fr Dr Severinus Ndugwa, who said corruption has become a cancer in Uganda.
“… people are misbehaving, not loving each other, divided and not respecting God… that is also another cancer in its own way, if we focus on the physical cancer and forget these cancers then we are not heading anywhere,” Rev Ndugwa said
In response, Mr Tayebwa said under his tenure, Parliament will do things that give respect to God.
He added: “I promise the Parliament and the people of Uganda that I will do things that will give respect to God. Personally, I have values that I believe in,” he said.
Mr Tayebwa attributed the poor service delivery in education and health to low revenue.