IGG Calls For Urgency In Implementing Inspectorate Reports

IGG Irene Mulyagonja
IGG Irene Mulyagonja

The Inspector General of Government Irene Mulyagonja has expressed concern over the delay by Parliament and the executive to implement issues raised by the Inspectorate.

Justice Mulyagonja said on Thursday that some key administrative and legislative recommendations made by the Inspectorate are not being handled expeditiously and that this affects the work of the office of IGG.

She told the legal and parliamentary affairs committee of parliament that it’s important that these recommendations contained in the reports presented to parliament are acted upon saying that some of them are overtaken by events.

Mulyagonja said that for example the issue of amending the leadership code act to put in place a leadership tribunal should be handled with urgency. She said that the tribunal will help in hearing and determining matters concerning the leadership code including failure by politicians and civil servants to declare their wealth.

Mulyagonja wants cabinet to discuss a bill which was drafted so that parliament can amend the leadership code act

Deputy IGG George Bamugemereire said that if they get the help they want from parliament and the executive, their fight against corruption will be on the right course. He said the inspectorate is now focusing more on prevention of corruption than prosecuting offenders when public funds are already lost.

He added that the Inspectorate is dong that by studying the systems, helping ministries to identify gaps and filling them and that the inspectorate is investing in education and sensitization about the graft.

Committee chairman Stephen Tashobya assured the IGG and her delegation that all the issues will be handled saying that the committee had a lot of issues to handle.

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