Parliament Approves Deputy IGG Wangadya Appointment

Parliamentary Appointments Committee chaired by Speaker Rebecca Kadaga on Monday approved Mariam Wangadya as the Second Deputy Inspector General of Government.

Fauzat Mariam Wangadya is the new Deputy IGG
Fauzat Mariam Wangadya is the new Deputy IGG

Wangadya was appointed by President Yoweri Museveni recently and has been working as a commissioner with Uganda Human Rights Commission.

Wangadya approval now fully constitutes the government’s inspectorate which was barred last year by the Constitutional Court from investigating and prosecuting graft cases due to lack of two substantive deputies.

After her appearance before Parliament’s Appointments committee, Wangadya vowed to fight corruption in government’s institutes saying that corruption is a direct affront to realization of human rights and that it is impossible to divorce constitutionalism and good governance.

She also promised to call for enactment of a law to provide for the inspectorate of government to be a body coperate with perpetual succession, with its own seal, capable of suing and being sued on its own independence.

Wangadya also pledged to call for the creation of a tribunal like the one in the Human Rights Commission to enforce the leadership code.

Wangadya approval by Parliament comes months after George Bamugemereire was named the first Deputy IGG whose appointment followed that of Justice Irene Mulyagonja as the substantive IGG.

The Constitution of Uganda provides that the IGG and two deputies are appointed by the President and approved by Parliament.

The same constitution also provides that the officers only serve two terms, each of four years.

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