Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni says obesity is a sign of corruption
– President Yoweri Museveni led a march in efforts to stamp out corruption in public offices – The Ugandan leader was accompanied by politicians, members of civil society organisations and religious leaders – Several people were forced to walk to work as they were caught unawares by the traffic restrictions – Museveni pointed out that obesity among some public servants was a sign of corruption – According to the president, he has never stolen from public coffers.
While medics will tell you being obese is a sign of an underlying chronic condition, Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni thinks being overweight is linked to one’s level of corruption. Museveni, who claimed he had never stolen any public funds, said obesity among some public servants was a sign of graft.
President Yoweri Museveni claimed he had never stolen any public funds.
He made the remarks on Wednesday, December 4, while addressing Ugandans in Kampala after participating in a march against corruption, Daily Monitor reported. “I have decided to cut weight. I was 106kgs, now I am now 76kgs. I think obesity is also a sign of corruption,” Museveni said. The president further cautioned government agencies against basing recruitment of staff on academic papers when recruiting them instead of integrity.