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IGG wants cabinet speed up leadership code Act amendment

The inspector General of Government (IGG) justice Irane Mulyagonja has asked government to speed putting in place a leadership code tribunal to strengthen the IGG’s office capacity to deal with most the cases .
Speaking to journalists soon after appearing before the Legal committee Justice Mulyagonja said that cabinet should table the leadership code amendment and leadership code tribunal bills before parliament so as are passed to make her office handle cases without any dispute.
She said that delay to amend the leadership code Act has hampered the IGG’s to deal with some cases conclusively and reduce on possibility of losing cases as it has been happening.

The constitution provides for a leadership code tribunal to handle complaints regarding the Leadership Code Act but courts have been over ruling the IGG’s powers to deal with some cases due to absence of the leadership tribunal in place.
In the amendment the government wants Leaders who fail to declare their wealth in time as required by the law risk losing their offices.

Leaders who are required to declare their wealth include the President, Vice President, Prime Minister, Speaker, deputy Speaker, judges of courts of judicature, magistrates, presidential advisors, ambassadors, Resident district Commissioner , Chief Administrative Officers among others.

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