All is not well among the three agencies charged with fighting crime and corruption in public office in Uganda; the police, the Directorate of Public Prosecution, and the Inspectorate of Government. Following a spate of losses of corruption cases in which there appeared to be overwhelming evidence against the suspects, the leaders of the anti-corruption bodies are blaming gridlock caused by interference from one another.
The Inspector General of Government (IGG) Irene Mulyagonja made this point on April 16 while appearing before the Legal and Parliamentary Committee of Parliament.
Mulyagonja is lobbying parliament for more powers and more resources so that, among other things, the Inspectorate will be able to defend its decisions in court if required. Luckily for her, the changes contained in the Constitutional Amendment Bill currently before parliament, among other things, seek to amend Article 233 to give the Inspectorate a corporate status.
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