Ig Launches Declaration Period 2021

Ig launches declaration period 2021
Appeared on: 02 Mar 2021

The Inspectorate of Government (IG) declaration period where leaders are required by law to declare their income, assets and liabilities has been launched.

The declaration period was officially launched by the Deputy Chief Justice, Richard Buteera on Monday 1 at Imperial Royale Hotel in Kampala.

Existing leaders have up to midnight March 31 to submit their declarations, after which the Inspectorate of Government Online Declaration System (IG-ODS) will be deactivated.

It is a requisite under the Leadership Code Act that existing leaders file their declarations after every two years, in the month of March.

For new leaders, declaration is expected inside three months after assumption of office and later follow the existing leaders’ timeline.

Justice Buteera in his remarks pledged that corruption-related cases would top the to-do list of the court business conduct.

He said that unless unlawfully acquired, ownership of property is not illegal and declaring it helps in fighting corruption.

Deputy CJ's Speech
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Deputy IGG, Ms. Mariam Wangadya, highlighted the IG’s achievements thus far in enforcing the Leadership Code of Conduct. She revealed the most compliant Ministries, Departments and Agencies in the previous declaration period of 2019, as well as the most compliant and least compliant districts in the same period.

Deputy IGG, Ms. Mariam Wangadya's Presentation

For his part, Deputy IGG, Mr. George Bamugemereire, appealed to leaders to be “open and transparent with their loved ones about their income, assets and liabilities, so that it becomes unnecessary for families to seek information about their loved ones’ assets.”

The IG Director Leadership Code, Ms. Annet Twine, said leaders leaving office are required to fill the declaration forms within six months from the time of leaving office. This is so that their names are deleted from the IG-ODS system.