By Mariam Abele

KAMPALA, Uganda (AA) – Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni on Wednesday led a walk against corruption, calling people committing the crime parasites.

Addressing the gathering joining him for the rally, Museveni said: “Corrupt people are parasites. They are parasites because they get wealth which they did not earn.”

The president said it is the responsibility of political leaders to end the crime by arranging the economy in such a way that people could meet their needs.

“Because if people don’t have jobs, they don’t have income, the temptation is high,” he said.

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