Kadaga decries forgery of academic papers

Ms Kadaga

PARLIAMENT- the Speaker of Parliament, Ms Rebecca Kadaga has tasked government to crack down on forgeries on Nasser and Nkrumah Roads, which are printing hubs in Kampala city.

The Speaker was on Monday addressing a congregation at Parliament as part of the activities to mark Parliament Week.

She says the ongoing fabrications of academic documents has a serious impact on the country's service sector and must be rescued.

“Some of those papers create [fake] doctors who operate on Ugandans [in hospitals]; they also create accountants, teachers and engineers...” she said.

Ms Kadaga said Parliament would wish to take up the matter of forged academic documents but it lacks both the technical and financial capacity.

According to the Speaker, the government must handle it because it has the resources and technical expertise.

“Let us think hard about this and see how to move since it is a cancer, a very serious cancer and soon it will become a way of life,” Ms Kadaga said.

She also said that some ministerial appointments have been thrown out by the Parliamentary Appointments Committee due to forged academic documents.

In 2011, former Kampala City Mayor, Al Haj Nasser Ntege Ssebaggala was blocked by Parliament from taking up his ministerial appointment.

President Museveni, had named Mr Ssebaggala, the Minister without Portfolio in a Cabinet shakeup.
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