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Speaker Among wants IG to investigate corruption

By: Melanie Aanyu

Aanyu Melanie | 95timefm

The Speaker of Parliament, Anita Among wants the Inspectorate of Government (IG) to be given the mandate to investigate corruption under the private sector.

Among made the statement while meeting officials from the IG led by the Inspector General of Government, Beti Kamya, who on Thursday submitted to Parliament their 2021 performance report.

The Constitution under Chapter 13, Article 225 mandates the IG to investigate cases of corruption, abuse of office and others.

The jurisdiction of the Inspectorate of Government covers officers or leaders mainly employed in the public service, and also institutions, organizations or enterprises as Parliament may prescribe by law.

She said that there is a need for a constitutional amendment to ensure that the mandate of the IGG is widened to ensure that private sector investigations are also carried out.

Recently, the Inspectorate of Government together with the Governance Transparency Institute conducted a study on the cost of corruption in Uganda and revealed that the estimated cost of corruption per year is 9.144 trillion Shillings.