By Stephen Wandera(The Daily Monitor)
Buganda’s Katikkiro, Mr Charles Peter Mayiga has asked Ugandans to stop honouring and cherishing corrupt officials if they are to fight the evil that is impending the country’s progress.
According to Mr Mayiga, corruption should be discouraged at all levels in Uganda.
“People no longer have shame. One is given responsibility to build an institution but wants to build his own house first. People steal and instead are praised in society. Why invite thieves at fundraising functions when you know they stole public funds,” he said.
He said the biggest problem in Uganda and Africa as a continent is leadership.
He was speaking at the closing ceremony of the 2017 Ekisaakaate at St Joseph of Nazareth High School on Sunday.
Ekisaakaate is an annual retreat that is intended to inculcate moral and leadership values among teenagers and youth.
He blamed parents who pamper their children by not assigning them challenging tasks.
“Some of you parents say you do not want your children to suffer the way you did. Each brick has to go through a furnace to become a good brick,” Mr Mayiga said.
The function was graced by the Nnabagereka (queen) of Buganda, Sylvia Nagginda Luswata among others guests.
Mr Jeff Sebuyira, the chairperson of Nnabagereka Development Foundation, said 10,250 children have been trained since the inception of Ekisaakaate over ten years ago.
Ms Deborah Kaddu Serwadda, executive director of the foundation said the mentorship training aims at positive social transformation named locally ‘obuntu bulamu’.
Children between six and 18 years are taught vital practical skills and home chores, cultural values, etiquette, self-defence, physical fitness and other life skills.
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