By Juma Nsubuga
The Minister of Energy and Mineral Development Dr Ruth Nankabirwa has urged Ugandans to always be transperant and have intergrity in whatever they do.
Nankabirwa made the remarks while presiding over the 3rd graduation ceremony at Uganda Martyrs Seminary Namugongo.
She says that government has put in place different directorates like the ministry of ethics and integrity, Ministry of internal affairs among others to help have integrity in service delivery but noted that Uganda is still having challenges of disintegrity.
Meanwhile the Bishop of Mityana Diocese Rev-Dr James Bukomeko who represented Rt Rev Wilberforce Kityo Luwalira the Chairman Governmning Council of Uganda Martyrs Seminary Namugongo, advised graduands not to do opposite to God’s word.
He further commended president Museveni and government for the support given to Uganda Martyrs Church.
“You’re unlucky that you’re graduating in your ministry when the world is faced with false preachings like those saying it’s ok for same sex marriage, corruption is a choice and immorality is everywhere. You therefore, have a big task ahead” Bishop Bukomeko said.
Over 200 graduands were awarded with certificates and diplomas in verious descplines including theology, business administration and management, christian ministries, guidance and counseling among others.
Nankabirwa noted that leading people with integrity of the heart is the only solution for the challenges faced in the world.
“You need skillful hands when you deal with people. Sometimes leaders exhibit sectarianism and lack of sensitivity to issues concerning the community” she said.
Majority graduands were females constituting 55.35% while 44.65% are Male graduands.
Nankabirwa’s remarks of lack of integrity come at a time when several ministers led by Karamoja minister Goreti Maria Kitutu are fighting to save their names after it emerged that they alleged shared iron sheets meant for underprivileged people of famine-hit Karamoja sub-region. The president has since ordered for an investigation.