The staff of IG Masaka Regional Office hosted the IGG to her maiden visit to the office. The staff of Masaka welcomed the IGG and the Regional Inspectorate Officer (RIO), Ms Nabirye Dinah made a brief presentation. The IGG Ms Irene Mulyagonja, congratulated the Masaka Office for the work being done and thanked them for the target to have prosecutable cases and focus on high profile cases. She urged the staff to clean up the case files in order to get rid of the cosmetic backlog.
The IGG encouraged the RIO to identify opportunities to educate the people of Masaka about the functions of the office and how to report corruption. She further acknowledged the capacity gaps and pledged to work with development partners to train the staff and also approach Ministry of Finance to train the staff in IFMS.
She further urged the RIO to take advantage of the collaboration with URA and Police on the equipment that they required for example boats to travel to Kalangala Islands.
The Highlights of the RIO’s presentation included;
i) Staffing: the office has 5 technical staff, 5 support staff, 3 police orderlies and 1 cleaner;
ii) Masaka covers Masaka, Lwengo, Kalungu, Kalangala, Lyantonde, Bukomansimbi, Rakai and Sembabule districts as well as Masaka Municipal Council.
iii) Masaka Regional Office has a case load of 260 with each technical staff handling on average between 35-45 case files.
The IGG was accompanied by Mr Pincywa Joseph the Principal Policy Analyst, Ms Munira Ali, Head Public and International Relations and Mr. Lule Geoffrey, the Inspectorate Officer in the Policy and Planning Unit.