Uganda’s President H. E Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has appointed former Lubaga North Member of Parliament Betty Kamya as the new Inspector General of Government (IGG).
This came after Betty Kamya lost the Lubaga North Parliamentary seat to National Unity Platform member(NUP) Ababaker Kawalya.
Anne Muhairwa has been appointed as the Deputy
The announcement was made through President Museveni’s twitter handle.
“By the Powers given to me under Article 223(4) of the Constitution of the Republic of Uganda, I hereby, appoint:
- Inspector General of Government – Beti Namisango Kamya
- Deputy Inspector of Government – Anne Muhairwe.”
Yoweri Kaguta Museveni
President of Uganda
Hon Betty Kamya has succeeded Lady Justice Mulyagonja who has been serving as the IGG since 2012-2021.
It should be noted that the Inspectorate of Government was initially established by the Inspector General of Government (IGG) statute in 1988. However, with the promulgation of the Uganda Constitution in 1995, the Inspectorate of Government is now entrenched therein under chapter 13, which prescribes its mandate, functions and powers and other relevant matters.
The Inspectorate of Government is an independent institution charged with the responsibility of eliminating corruption, abuse of authority and of public office. The powers as enshrined in the Constitution and IG Act include to; investigate or cause investigation, arrest or cause arrest, prosecute or cause prosecution, make orders and give directions during investigations; access and search – enter and inspect premises or property or search a person or bank account or safe deposit box among others.