Integrity: A virtue essential for personal and national economic development

Yesterday, I was part of a marketplace convention held in Kampala, Uganda. This convention brings together Christians from different walks of life to discuss and share their experience in the marketplace.

Individuals who have been working for more than 10 years or so are given a platform to share their stories and experiences.

They narrate some of the hurdles encountered over the years, as well as the crucial lessons learned in the process.

Some of the corporate companies represented included Renault Motor Company, Insurance Company of East Africa (ICEA), and Capital Markets Authority Uganda.

This convention is aimed at empowering Christians with knowledge and skills required to prosper and leave a lasting legacy in whichever field they are in.

It also offers an opportunity for people to interact, network, and make professional connections within the job market.

Mrs. Angela Kirabwire, Capital Markets Authority Uganda, took to the stage and put the theme of the day, “Facing the Giants” into perspective using her career-journey dating back over 20 years.

She ably illustrated various scenarios in which she had been put in compromising situations involving graft, bribery, and corruption in its ultimate form. Angella described how she stood by her values in spite of the insurmountable consequences.

Later on, an emphasis was put the attitude of giving one’s best and working diligently, however, small the tasks at hand might seem to be. This lays a firm foundation on which you can progressively grow and build your career.

True economic development starts with people in the economy. Nonetheless, integrity is a core value essential for personal development.

If only every individual were to steward their resources faithfully and with integrity, our economy would benefit from the resulting ripple effects!

Thanks for reading, until next time…

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