and low funding are hampering effective service delivery by the Inspectorate of
Government-IG in a fight against corruption across the country.
The IG is charged with
the responsibility of eliminating corruption, abuse of authority and public office
through investigating or causing investigation, arrest and prosecution of
However, little has
been achieved because of the limited power. For example, the Kigezi Regional
Inspectorate Office only has four technical staff who serve Kabale, Kisoro,
Rukungiri, Kanungu, Rubanda and Rukiga districts.
Sam Agaba, the head of
the Inspectorate of Government in Charge of Kigezi sub region, says that his
office receives an average of five corruption related cases each day.
Agaba says the inadequate staffing in the Kigezi regional Inspectorate Office has left a huge gap in service delivery. He says it is impossible for four officers to traverse all the districts in the sub region to follow up cases.
Agaba says that they have resorted to sensitizing residents to act as whistle blowers in case they detect any corruption scandal so that technical staff can easily get to know what is happening.
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Wangadya, the Deputy Inspector General of Government, says they receive 40
corruption cases at their head office each day.
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Mary Mable Nakajoba, the Principal Inspectorate Officer in Inspectorate of
Government, says even the available workers are not professional investigators
to easily follow up cases.
She says as a result, investigations in many cases
take long to conclude.
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Stanley Nsubuga, the Acting Director of Education and Prevention of Corruption
in the Inspectorate of Government, says a fight against corruption is the
responsibility of all Ugandans to report those implicated.
Nsubuga says that
since residents are on the ground and have firsthand information, they should
always work hand in hand with relevant authorities instead of leaving the whole
burden to the Inspectorate.