Frequently Asked Questions

When was the Inspectorate of Government established?
The Inspectorate of Government was initially established by the Inspector General of Government (IGG) statute in 1988. However, with the promulgation of the Uganda Constitution in 1995, the Inspectorate of Government is now entrenched therein under chapter 13, which prescribes its mandate, functions and powers and other relevant matters.
What is the mandate of the Inspectorate of Government?
To promote and foster strict adherence to the rule of law and principles of natural justice in administration, to eliminate and foster the elimination of corruption, abuse of authority and of public office, to supervise the enforcement of the Leadership Code Act, and to stimulate public awareness about the values of constitutionalism in general.
The Inspectorate of Government is fully constituted. What does this mean?
Being fully constituted means there is a substantive IGG and two Deputies as required by law.
Who appoints the IGG and the two Deputies?
The President of the republic of Uganda appoints the IGG and the two Deputies, after which they are vetted by Parliament.
How many IGGs have headed the Inspectorate so far?
They are five with one of them in acting capacity. i. Justice Irene Mulyagonja Kakooza 2013-2020 ii. Mr. Raphael Baku (Ag. IGG) 2010-2013 iii. Justice Faith Mwondha 2005-2009 iv. Justice Jotham Tumwesigye 1996-2004 v. Mr. Augustine Ruzindana 1986-1996
Who does the Inspectorate of Government report to?
The Inspectorate of Government reports to Parliament of the Republic Uganda twice every year through periodic reports covering January to June and July to December.
Who can lodge a complaint at the Inspectorate of Government?
a) An individual, body of persons or company. In the case of a prisoner or an employee in public service, it shall not be necessary to lodge a complaint through the prison officials or supervisors as the case may be. b) The complainant or his/her representative. Note: The Inspectorate of Government does not handle anonymous complaints. However, all complaints are treated with confidentiality.
Who may be complained against?
A public official may be complained against if: a) S/he has received or is about to receive a bribe. b) S/he has by their action/omission, led to the loss of funds by Government e.g. mismanaging a Government project. c) S/he does an act that is in abuse of the authority of his/her office. d) S/he diverts public/Government resources for personal use or for any other purpose than that for which the funds were intended.
What are the matters the Inspectorate of Government cannot handle?
The inspectorate of Government does not have power to handle: a) Any matter that has already been decided by courts of law or established tribunals. b) Any matter that is before a court for adjudication. c) Any matter where the President has exercised the prerogative of mercy. d) Any matter that the president certifies as prejudicial to the national security, defence or international relations of Uganda. e) Any matter that will lead to disclosure of the proceedings of cabinet. f) Any matter that is confidential and may be injurious to public interest.
How can someone lodge a complaint at the Inspectorate of Government?
Complaints may be lodged in any of the following ways: a) Write to the Inspector General of Government using P.O. Box 1682, Kampala. b) Visit any of the Inspectorate of Government offices during office hours (8.30am – 5.00pm) and make a verbal report to the officer on duty, who would then reduce it into writing. c) Make a telephone call to the Regional Office nearest to you or the hotline (+256312101346) during office hours (8.30 a.m – 5.00 pm). d) Send a fax to any of the IG offices nearest to you. e) Send an e-mail to with the details of the case and the particulars. f) Go to the IG website at to a section titled “Report a case” and type in the details of the case and the particulars. g) Report2IG: Type ‘Corrupt’ and sms to 6009. Answer all the follow-up questions until you are given a reference number.
How do I get a feedback about the complaint I have lodged?
First of all it is your right to get feedback on a complaint you have lodged. When you lodge a complaint, you are given a Reference Number. That is the number we use to find your complaint in our system and give you feedback on the proceedings.
Where is your head office found?
Our head office is found at Jubilee Insurance Centre, Plot 14, Parliament Avenue.
How many Regional Offices does the IG have and where are they found?
The IG has 16 Regional Offices in Arua, Fort Portal, Gulu, Hoima, Jinja, Kabale, Kampala, Lira, Masaka, Mbale, Mbarara, Moroto, Moyo, Mukono, Soroti and Tororo.
What is the difference between IGG and IG?
IGG-Inspector General of Government, IG-Inspectorate of Government