KAMPALA — President Museveni has named Beti Kamya, the new Inspector General of Government.
The announcement was made on Thursday July 15 night and the president has already signed the instrument appointment.
“By the Powers given to me under Article 223(4) of the Constitution of the Republic of Uganda, I hereby, appoint Inspector General of Government – Beti Namisango Kamya. Deputy Inspector of Government – Anne Muhairwe,” reads part of Museveni’s communication.
The President also named Mariam Wangadya who has been the Deputy IGG as the new Chairperson of the Uganda Human Rights Commission (UHRC).
The Inspectorate of Government (IG) and UHRC have for long remained without substantive heads after the office of the IGG fell vacant on July 5, 2020, following the expiry of the contract of Justice Irene Mulyagonja after serving for eight years and the death of the previous chairperson of the UHRC Med Sozzi Kaggwa in November 2019 respectively.
The absence of the IGG crippled work of the Inspectorate of Government and officials in the institution severally reported that they could not sign charge sheets, which require the consent of the IGG and all charge sheets are being forwarded to the Directorate of Public Prosecution (DPP) who has powers to prosecute.
The Inspectorate could only carry out investigations and submit the papers to the DPP for approval while the Appointment Board of the IG, which is supposed to be chaired by the IGG remained dysfunctional.
On the other hand, Uganda Human Rights Commission (UHRC) has rendered the body handicapped for more than a year in the absence of a Commission Chairperson.