Ig Top Leadership Pays Courtesy Call On Chief Justice

Ig top leadership pays courtesy call on chief justice
Appeared on: 25 Oct 2021

The Inspectorate of Government (IG) Top Leadership paid a courtesy call on the Hon. Chief Justice Alphonse Owiny-Dollo at his office in Kololo.

The Chief Justice said the IG will help to unravel corruption in the Judiciary stressing that corruption is not condoned in the Judiciary because justice cannot be made a commodity.

He highlighted the IG as playing a critical oversight role to all the three arms of Government.

Led by the Inspector General of Government (IGG), Hon. Beti Kamya Turwomwe, the delegation from the IG implored the Chief Justice on the need to work together to identify corruption in the Judiciary and also work together to eliminate it.

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Hon. Kamya prayed that facilitation is provided to judicial officers to conduct session hearings in areas where crimes are committed. This, she said, would help the locals follow proceedings against the Government stewards in their areas who misappropriate government resources. It also sends out a message to the ordinary person and they are encouraged to report more corruption tendencies if they see action being taken.

The IGG requested for the establishment of a special anti-corruption bench/division of Judicial officers at Court of Appeal level to quickly dispose of the appeals from lower courts, as well as expeditiously handle Constitutional Petitions and applications that are usually filed to frustrate hearing of criminal matters at the Anti-Corruption Division.

She also beseeched the Chief Justice to make rules to regulate the procedure for confiscation and recovery orders in accordance with section 67A of the Anti –Corruption Act, as denying criminals their ill-gotten wealth has been found a more deterrent measure than just conviction and incarceration.

Present on the IG delegation were the Deputy Inspectors General of Government, Mrs. Anne Twinomugisha Muhaire and Dr. Patricia Achan Okiria, the Director Legal Affairs, Mrs. Sarah Birungi Kalibbala, the Director Ombudsman Affairs, Mr. David Makumbi, the Director Anti-Corruption, Mr. Polly Muhairwe and the Director Leadership Code, Mrs. Annet Twine among others.