Staff at the Inspectorate of Government (IG) have petitioned the State House Anti-Corruption Unit demanding an investigation into alleged corruption, illegal and irregular recruitments that they say have marred the agency.
In a letter dated March 3, addressed to the head of Anti-Corruption Unit in State House, Lt. Col. Edith Nakalema, staff members say they are concerned in the way the Inspectorate of Government is being run decrying the injustice, corruption, and incompetence of the management.
The environment here at the Inspectorate of government prohibits any staff from addressing their grievances with the system, the staff noted.
The staff claim that Ms. Rose N. Kafeero, the Secretary to the IG and a few colleagues in the management handpicked, interviewed and are yet to issue appointments to new inspectorate officers without following the normal recruitment procedures set out by Internal Human Resource Policy of 2017 or the Public Service Standing Order, 2010.
Without mention of any name, they noted that staff are currently receiving bribes of cases not registered from accused persons, bribery going as high as UGX. 350 million per allegations.
The IG 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.
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