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21 Oct

In a compelling address at Muni University, the Archbishop Emeritus of the Church of Uganda and Chancellor of the institution, Henry Luke Orombi, made a passionate appeal to Uganda's leaders to combat corruption. This heartfelt plea came during the thanksgiving ceremony for the newly appointed Vice Chancellor of Muni University, Professor Simon Anguma Katrini, which took place on Saturday, October 21, 2023. 


Orombi emphasized that the pervasive issue of corruption within many institutions is severely impeding the country's progress. In his speech, Archbishop Henry Luke Orombi spoke candidly about the challenges of corruption in Uganda, a problem that has infiltrated numerous sectors and leadership positions. He underlined that the detrimental effects of corruption are hindering the nation's development and urged leaders at all levels to desist from engaging in corrupt practices. 

"The cancer of corruption has deeply rooted itself in our institutions, hindering our progress and development. It is time for our leaders to take a stand against this menace, ensuring a brighter future for Uganda," Archbishop Orombi stated.

Moses Kibrai, the University Council Vice Chairperson

Moses Kibrai, the University Council Chairperson, echoed Orombi's concerns, emphasizing the alarming prevalence of corruption not only within the university but also throughout the entire region and country. Kibrai expressed the need for collective efforts to combat this issue. 


"Corruption is like a dark cloud that looms over our sub-region and our beloved country. We must all join hands to disperse it and ensure a more transparent and accountable future," Kibrai urged. 

Furthermore, Emmanuel Banya, the University Secretary of Muni University, encouraged his fellow staff members to extend their support to the newly appointed Vice Chancellor, Simon Anguma Katrini. He emphasized that unity and dedication are essential to enable Professor Katrini to deliver quality service to the people of the West Nile subregion and the entire nation. 

Emmanuel Banya the University Secretary

"Supporting our new Vice Chancellor is pivotal for the growth of our institution and the betterment of our society. Together, we can make a significant impact and overcome the obstacles that hinder our progress," Banya stated.


In response to these concerns, the newly appointed Vice Chancellor, Professor Simon Anguma Katrini, assured that he would prioritize the welfare of the students at Muni University. Professor Katrini vowed to work tirelessly to create an environment that fosters academic excellence while maintaining high ethical standards. 

Vice Chancellor, Professor Simon Anguma Katrini

"I am committed to ensuring that our students receive the best education in a transparent and corruption-free atmosphere. Together with the support of our staff and stakeholders, we will work towards a brighter future for Muni University and the country at large," Professor Katrini pledged.


The calls made by the Archbishop Emeritus of the Church of Uganda, Henry Luke Orombi, and the University officials resonate with the broader need for transparency, accountability, and a resolute stance against corruption in Uganda. Their collective voices aim to inspire change and promote a brighter, corruption-free future for the nation.

By ANWANGKANI FRANCO Dailywestnile.info 
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