In his application, Maddo argued that Bangirana’s continued stay in office while receiving salary and emoluments at the end of his contract was unlawful and waste of government resources.
A member of Uganda Young Democrats , Isaac Maddo who sued Bangirana addressing journalists at High Court in Kampala
Attorney General has defended the failure by Godfrey Bangirana, the Director of
Logistics in the Uganda Police Force to vacate office following the expiry of
his contract. He was responding to a suit in, which Isaac Maddo, a member of
Uganda Young Democrats-UYD rain to the High Court Civil Division for failure to
leave office when his contract expired on July 19th, 2019.
sought an interim injunction to block the renewal of Bangirana’s contract,
saying he has failed to answer a number of audit queries raised in the Auditor
General's report of 2018. Bangirana’s Directorate is being investigated
on a number of issues including the expenditure of more than Shillings 10
billion on repairing a junk police Helicopter.
Directorate was also being investigated for inflating the cost of constructing
Natete Police Station from Shillings 10 billion to more than Shillings 100
billion. In his application, Maddo argued that Bangirana’s continued stay in
office while receiving salary and emoluments at the end of his contract was
unlawful and waste of government resources.
in his response to the suit, the Attorney General through Principal State
Attorney, Josephine Kiyingi told court presided over by Justice Henrietta
Wolayo that the application is misconceived and should be dismissed. Kiyingi
told court that according to Police Records, Bangirana is still doing Police
work and is entitled to salary and other emoluments.
She further argued that
there are higher chances for Bangirana's contract being renewed by the Internal
Affairs Ministry. However, the applicant’s
lawyers led by Dr. David Mushabe asked court
block the renewal of Bangirana’s contract, saying the Attorney General's
submissions is mere speculation. Bangirana’s contract has since been renewed by
the Internal Affairs Permanent Secretary, Dr. Benon Mutambi.
Henrietta Wolayo has promised to deliver justice on notice next week.