The Committee also learnt that the contracts of the remaining two Deputies are also close to expiry. According to Minister Lokodo, the contract of Deputy IGG George Bamugemereire expires in two weeks while that of Mariam Wangandya expires in four months.
George Bamugemereire, the Deputy IGG says that the suggested plan is currently in place in the neighboring Tanzania and that it is similar to what Parliament recently put in place when it passed the Administration of Judiciary Bill.
In this law which was assented to by President Yoweri Museveni in June 2020, judges are to continue earning monthly salary even in retirement, a lump-sum retirement benefit equivalent to 2.4 percent of their annual salary multiplied by five and their years of service, security by the state, chauffeur driven cars, annual medical and housing allowances.
Introduced in 1992, the Leadership Code Act last amended in 2017 by parliament sets limits on the financial behavior of public servants, require leaders to declare their incomes, assets and liabilities and put in place enforcement mechanism and other matters.
Mariam Wangadya, the Deputy IGG revealed that during the last two years, the ombudsman has investigated 40 high profile cases and other 192 corruption cases in Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) and 2,284 cases in Local Governments.
The launch by the Inspectorate of Government (IG), Office of the Auditor General (OAG), State House Anti-Corruption Unit and other agencies comes a day to the commemoration of the International Anti-Corruption Day, 2020.
The proposed new legislation says that a leader shall be taken to have an interest where an income or asset is owned or developed by the leader, jointly owned or developed by the leader with another person, is acquired or developed by the leader for another person and others.
Speaking at the ground breaking ceremony on plots 71-75 Yusuf Lule Road and Plots 24-26 Clement Hill, Kampala this morning, Rose N. Kafeero, the Permanent Secretary of the IG, said the 15 storied building will cost them Shillings 69Billion.
The Inspector General of Government (IGG) has appealed for urgent review of the recently amended Leadership Code Act, 2017 citing inconsistencies in the legislation also warning that these are to render the enforcement by the IG problematic.