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 corruption.
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.