IGG’s office should be fully constituted
Posted Tuesday, February 26 2013 at 02:00
Raphael Baku’s tenure in office came to an end on February 23. His departure leaves the Inspectorate of Government’s office in a state of dilemma since the Inspectorate will not be fully constituted as per the Constitution and the Inspectorate of Government Act. The office should at all times have an IGG and two deputies.
Failure by the appointing authority to fully constitute the office has undermined the institution since some of its functions cannot be implemented without being legally challenged. The appointment of Justice Mulyagonja as a replacement of Justice Faith Mwondha took ages while Raphael Baku single handedly manned the institution.
Not so long ago, George Bamugemereire was appointed second deputy IGG, however to date he has not been sworn in. It will not come as a surprise if he is now sworn in to fill the gap left by Baku. However, that will not solve the problem since the office will still be missing another deputy IGG.
The appointing authority should ensure that the Inspectorate of Government is fully constituted by swearing in Bamugemereire and appointing another deputy IGG to replace Baku.
Anti-Corruption Coalition Uganda