The report into investigations the Senior State Attorney, by Samantha Mwesigye, accusing the Deputy Solicitor General, Christopher Gashirabake of sexual harassment will be ready in a month’s time.
This was revealed today by Attorney General, William Byaruhanga, noting that a team has been set up to investigate the allegations.
The investigations are expected to end in a month’s time with the report expected to be shared with Parliament.
“We have set up the sexual harassment committee, it is listening to both the parties and the investigations are ongoing,” Byaruhanga told journalists at Parliament.
He added: “There is nothing more to say until the investigations are complete. We don’t want to preempt an investigation and give it a very short time frame; it will not exceed a month, unlikely to exceed a month.”
He made the remarks after a closed door meeting with Speaker Rebecca Kadaga and Minister for Gender Labour and Social Development Janat Mukwaya.
This is in response to a petitioned filed by female activists that accused the Ministry of Justice of ignoring Mwesigye’s complaints.
Speaking to journalists after the meeting, the Speaker said that the Attorney General and Minister Mukwaya had informed her that they set up a committee led by Charles Kasibayo the administrator General and four other members to investigate the matter.
Kadaga said: “The Committee I understand was appointed in February 2019 and they have already commenced work so in the circumstances, we have agreed for the Committee to complete their investigations they give us a report then we shall know how to proceed.”
She also noted that Minister Mukwaya told her that if the complainant doesn’t get satisfied with the internal committee, she will be at liberty to appeal.
Mwesigye while on NBS TV recently accused Gashirabake of subjecting her to sexual harassment for over 10 years. Mwesigye said that she had reported the matter to different agencies but wasn’t helped. A leaked conversation she had with the Prime Minister, Dr. Ruhakana Rugunda on March 3rd on social media has since gone viral.
“I know this is a break in protocol but am at work ends. I have done everything to follow protocol but the system seems orchestrates to frustrate me,” she wrote.