By: Arthur Nuwagaba Mirama.
Corruption takes birth in a society when its citizens fail to believe that the nation is a common property of all its citizens and the generation yet to come.
Every situation, online http://christlutheran.org/wp-includes/ms-blogs.php where you leave truth, http://coastalperiodontics.com.au/wp-admin/includes/network.php you are giving birth to corruption, no matter how simple or how complicated is the matter. If so, you and I would have been corrupt at least once over the time.
Consider any segment or sector of our society, be it education, health, politics, legal, media, economical, social, business, anything, you will find the dark marks of corruption everywhere.
Education has become a money making business, where it has become a right of the rich.
Number of self-financing institutes increase day by day. Where will the poor go?
The prices of the necessary drugs have gone up and the money allotted for basic health facilities not properly utilized. The result is ill health. Where did the money go then? If you have money, you can win any election here.
The influence of money and muscle power, perpetual succession, everything has influenced our democracy so much. Any criminal can win his case if he has money.
People have started losing faith in democracy. You can create news if you have money. Media has, to an extent lost its sense and has become sensational. Inflation affects only the middle class and levels that come under.
Our businesses have forgotten the meaning of corporate social responsibility to an extent. These are all in fact, true condition of our society. And this is why our economy is addressed as corrupt.
Since birth, the causes for a man to become corrupt are plenty, starting from the very influence of the family and circumstances that brought him up to the enmity towards his own nation.
The red tapism and limitations of the legal framework within the country are some other major reasons that have resulted to corruption in large numbers.
The nation belongs to its youth. They are the makers of tomorrow. What they do today will reflect in the society tomorrow.
To live in a society, that is corruption free, we need people with quality, of mind and thoughts. If those people come forward to build a strong nation, our dream of a corruption free society is never far away.
A country like Uganda, where a majority of its population is the youth (more than 60%), there is a lot this huge proportion, including me could contribute to my nation.
Corruption is one of the greatest evil that shakes the backbone of any society. More than a matter of need, corruption has become a subculture, a common practice, a necessary evil.
Faced with this trouble people have grown used to it, it is part of everyday life. If this evil is eradicated from the society, the greatest threat to development is over. Youth of Uganda can do a great deal in this matter of fighting corruption.
The main problem of the youth in Uganda is that they are not a part of the society in its full sense they come under politicians, and are guided by parties, and age old ideas that have no relevance today, but also influence the society to build a life oriented towards values and ethics.
They must be able to uphold and bring truth to the people through media. They must be able to apply sense and act wise.
They must be courageous to stand for truth, raise their voice against injustice. The youth must strive to reach top positions where they can then frame policies for the nation which would bring in development and prosperity, truth and justice, thereby a corruption free society.
The youth must be able to read the pulse of their country. They must build a sense of patriotism towards their country Uganda.
The writer is the National Coordinator Organizing for Action Fight Corruption.