In September 2020, information widely circulated that the President had nominated Justice Mugambe IGG, information that remains on a Wikipedia page dedicated to her.
Minister Lokodo says since the said nomination was not communicated to other organs, it was not completed.
There is uncertainty at the Inspectorate of Government as
the contracts of the two Deputy Inspectors-General of
near the end.
country has been without a substantive Inspector General of Government (IGG)
for close to eight months now, since the expiry of Justice Irene Mulyagonja’s contract
on July 5, 2020. She had earlier been nominated to the
court by President Yoweri Museveni back in October 2019.
then, the two deputies George Bamugemereire and Fauzat Mariam Wangadya,
have been running the anti-corruption agency as it awaits the appointment of a
Bamugemereire, who was appointed in March 2012 is to see out his contract in
two weeks, having been renewed once, as the law allows while Wangadya was appointed
five months later. Her four-year contract has since been
renewed by a maximum of one year and is also due to expire in July.
two deputies, under Justice Mulyagonja served the first fully constituted
Inspectorate of Government following a successful petition by cabinet ministers
Sam Kutesa, John Nasasira and Mwesigwa Rukutana against the earlier one, that
it had no mandate to prosecute them.
ministers were facing accusations of causing financial loss to the government
during the preparations for the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting
(CHOGM) in Kampala.
reasoned that without the two substantive deputies, the inspectorate was not
fully constituted. Also, at least one of the three must be at a level of justice
of the high court by training and practice.
The State Minister for Ethics and Integrity, Fr Simon Lokodo says
the absence of a substantive IGG has made the institution highly incapacitated. He however hopes that
by the time the President constitutes his new government, it will include a
fully-fledged IG, adding that the nomination process for justice Lydia Mugambe
September 2020, information widely circulated that the President had nominated
Justice Mugambe as the IGG.
says since the nomination of Mugambe was not communicated to other organs, it was not
in: “It was a nomination yes, ….
Cue out:…. can’t carry weight.”//
says there should be no cause for panic and pressure on the President to appoint a
substantive IGG and deputies saying, that operationally the institution is
doing well. He says they have more than 450 staff, including research and
prosecution staff enough to do the work.
says that even the past IGGs that include Augustine Ruzindana, Jotham
Tumwesigye, Faith Mwondha, all performed well without fully being constituted
as per the laws, including Deputy IGG Raphael Baku who served in
acting capacity after the departure of Justice Mwondha.
Bamugemereire contends that this is just a requirement of the laws and has
nothing to do with operational competency.