President Yoweri Museveni has created a new anti-corruption unit which will assume the roles of the Inspector General of Government. The unit will be headed by the former Uganda National Teachers’ Union Secretary General James Tweheyo.
Museveni announced the change during the State of the Nation Address delivered to parliament at the International Conference Centre in Kampala, this afternoon. He said that corruption by government officials was interfering with the patriotic attitude of freedom fighters and breeding a cluster of people who want to pick money for every little act.
He said that said that the Inspectorate of Government had failed to execute its mandate forcing him to create a parallel unit to address the rampant cases of corruption in the country. He questioned why the government should continue recognizing the IG yet it had failed to protect the public and investors from corrupt officials.
Museveni asked the Inspector General of Government Irene Mulyagonja to reflect on his decision and why the public no longer makes use of her office.