- Published on Thursday, 09 August 2012 14:44
- Written by Nkwasibwe Geofrey
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President Museveni has proposed to Parliament for appointment of a second deputy Inspector General of Government to fill the remaining vacancy to fully constitute the Ombudsman.
Appearing before the Committee of Legal and Parliament Affairs which oversees the Inspectorate, new IGG Irene Mulyagonja told MPs that she had been informed yesterday morning that Mr Museveni had already sent the nominated name to Speaker Rebecca Kadaga for vetting and eventual appointment.
Although Ms Mulyagonja did not reveal the name, sources indicate that the President has proposed former Obote II regime Inspector General of Police Okoth Ogola although this newspaper could not independently verify this.
When contacted, the Speaker’s office through her spokesperson Ranny Ismail said they had not received the communication from the President’s office. State House press secretary Tamale Mirundi told this newspaper in a telephone interview that President Museveni had already sent the letter to Ms Kadaga’s office.
“You must wait and see the person when he or she finally appears for approval because although I know the person I cannot reveal the name, it is only the Speaker who can reveal it,” Mr Mirundi said.
The Constitutional Court previously has ruled that the office of the Inspectorate of Government does not have powers to prosecute suspects implicated for corruption and abuse of office until it is fully constituted.
This supreme court ruling followed a petition by the three indicted ministers Mwesigwa Rukutana (Labour) Sam Kuteesa (Foreign Affairs) and Chief Whip John Nasasira over the IGG’s prosecution on their actions during the Chogm meeting.
Currently, the Inspectorate has only one deputy- Raphael Baku.
Source: Daily Monitor