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IGG Staff: The Institution Is Infested With Corruption, Requires New Leadership

Whistle-blowers, who claim to be working with the Inspectorate of Government have  petitioned the State House Anti-Corruption Unit led by Col Edith Nakalema to investigate the office of the Inspector General of Government (IGG) over alleged  irregular recruitment of Inspectorate Officers, unprecedented corruption, impunity and maladministration .

Dated March3, 2018,  the petition that was received by Nakalema’s office on March 20, 2019.

The whistleblowers in the petition seen by this website plead with Col Nakalema to keep their petition confidential because the IG “prohibits any staff from addressing their grievances with the system.”

 The petitioners want the IGG, Irene Mulyagonja administration sacked.

“…To be honest with you, the Inspectorate of Government requires new leadership as soon as possible, in any case, it should have happened yesterday,” the whistleblowers say.

They add: “The current management besides Mariam F Wangadya, are already operating like they left and do not care on the issues of the staff. We beg the President to force her resignation if possible.”

They further add that allegations of bribery among IG staff are real because the environment at IG is that ‘every man for himself’.

“Everything is wrong from formation of the work plan for the budget, to procurement of service provider for construction of IG headquarters, to training of staff, to handling complaints and also prosecution,” the whistleblowers say in their petition.

Without mentioning names, some staff are currently receiving bribes of cases not registered from the accused persons, bribes going as high as Shs350,000,000 per allegation. That is partly why the IG is not performing,” they add.

The petitioners also implicated the Secretary to the Inspectorate, Rose Kafeero together with other members of the board and management of flouting the normal recruitment process stipulated by the Internal Human Resource Manual of 2017 and Public Service Standing Orders, 2010. They have been accused of handpicking and interviewing candidates of their interest.

During the 2018 State of the Nation Address, President Yoweri Museveni hit at IGG Mulyagonja’s office for failing to fight corruption and subsequently, named a new three man’s committee headed by James Tweheyo to handle corruption related cases.

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