Ig Breaks Ground For Head Office Complex

Ig breaks ground for head office complex
Appeared on: 19 Jul 2019

The Inspectorate of Government (IG) is expected to be in its own premises in three years’ time.

The ground-breaking ceremony of the 15-storey complex was presided over by the Minister for Finance, Planning and Economic Development, Hon. Matia Kasaija on 18th July, 2019.

The 1.2 acre site is located on Plots 71-75 Yusuf Lule Road and Plots 24-26 Clement Hill.

Hon Kasaija said he was pushing for the quick amendment of the PPDA Act to ensure that unnecessary delays in procurement are suppressed.

The delays usually emanate from the fact that some of the bidders complain or whistleblowers come out to complain about corruption in the process.

This has lagged behind many government projects including the IG building, which was reviewed three times before endorsing the joint venture between Roko construction Ltd and Roko Construction (Rwanda) Ltd.

The Finance Minister was proud to note that the complex, which that will be constructed to the tune of sh70 billion, will be financed 100% by the Government of Uganda.

He also cautioned the youth to desist from the ‘get rich quick’ mentality, saying “Go slow while earning money and earn it legally because if you do not, the truth will come out.”

Ground breaking

The Inspector General of Government (IGG), Ms Irene Mulyagonja, said the tower will have a detention facility for corrupt officials as a measure to improve investigations.

Mulyagonja said the holding cells would help the institution to cut costs of transporting suspects to and from police stations.

“We shall have meeting rooms for investigations and we shall not spend time and resources to move suspects as we wait for court action. We shall also have an exhibit store and a forensic laboratory and a 500-seater-conference hall, among other welfare facilities on the building,” she added.

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She revealed that once completed, the complex would save the Inspectorate over Shs2.5 billion that is spent in rent annually.