Ig Launches Self-Registration Module Of Online Declaration System

Ig launches self-registration module of online declaration system
Appeared on: 23 Oct 2020

All eligible leaders as required by law, will now be able to self-register online to declare their income, assets and liabilities to the Inspector General of Government (IGG).

This follows the launch of the Self-Registration Module of the Inspectorate of Government Online Registration System (IG-ODS).

Leaders are by law required to declare their wealth within three months after assuming the positions and six months after exiting the offices, and every after two years.

The Director of Leadership Code at the IG, Ms Annet Twine, explained that the new module caters for all new leaders to register on the online system in order to access the form to declare their wealth.

She revealed that those that are already in the system will be required to register through another segment called ‘self-invitation’ which will be inaugurated by January 2021.

The Deputy IGG, Mr George Bamugemereire, described the system as an invaluable tool in the enforcement of the Leadership Code because of its inherent capacity to hold a huge volume of data safely, securely and in a manner which it can be easily analysed.

He observed that upon acquiring leadership positions in public offices, majority of leaders do not fulfil the legal requirement of declaring their wealth.

With the Leadership Code Tribunal in place, Mr Bamugemereire warned that all those who fail to comply with the legal requirement will be sanctioned.

DIGG's Remarks

While launching the module, the Minister of State for Ethics and Integrity, Rev. Fr. Simon Lokodo, said the new digital system is a step forward in the fight against corruption.

He thanked the Inspectorate for being innovative in the fight against corruption and pledged his unwavering support to all IG initiatives.

Dr Roselyn Karugonjo - Segawa, the chairperson of the Leadership Code Tribunal, said that they will execute their mandate of adjudicating on matters related to breaches in line with the law.