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Corrupt officials face IGG Kamya’s crackdown

IGG Beti Kamya

IGG Beti Kamya

Public officials with a knack for sipping expensive whisky in five-star hotels, donning suave designer suits, and completing it with some of the most expensive watches around their wrists will have this kind of lavish lifestyle come under intense scrutiny.

Beti Kamya, the inspectorate general of government, said that a campaign to find the source of some of the unexplained wealth of public officials will be launched on December 9, with President Museveni expected to be the guest of honour. And if the officials’ answers do not add up, the full arm of the law will catch up with them.

“...Ugandans have been praying for the arrest of the big fish. These big fish know how to cover their trails but we shall catch them through auditing their lifestyles against their known sources of income. People should get curious about the unknown wealth that people have accumulated...” says Kamya.

She made the declaration at the Uganda Media Center in Kampala, flanked by representatives from other anti-corruption offices like the State House Anti-corruption Unit, office of the director of public prosecutions, and office of the auditor general, among others.

The operationalisation of the lifestyle audit shall be under the Inspectorate of Government in accordance with the Leadership Code Act which requires all government workers to declare their wealth with the inspectorate of government.

Kamya says that to strengthen the fight against corruption, they have engaged religious leaders to drive their messages to the congregation towards raising the awareness of the population towards the fight against graft, inform the population about the impact of corruption and the right procedure of fighting corruption.

For all its noble intentions, the campaign is expected to run into some challenges, especially when it comes to prosecuting the culprit. Many public officials hide their assets through beneficial owners, such as relatives and friends.

While public officials are required to declare any beneficial owners of their wealth, many do not do that. Kamya said that there is need to put a strong legislation in place to auction off assets of officials who cannot explain their source of wealth.

It is hard to see that the people who own some of this ill-gotten wealth can pass a legislation that could effectively strip them of their assets. Kamya says the new wave intends to help them save the taxpayer from the annual Shs 10 trillion shillings lost through corruption.

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+7 #1 Henri 2021-12-01 11:40
"The truth is, corruption starts from above. Good manners rot starting from the parents. Now, you hear that your leader sold off the airport and you work in the ministry, do you think that you would get good thoughts for the country. So start with your boss madam
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+2 #2 PaulM 2021-12-01 16:14
Good luck Betty but it won't be long before the evidence leads you to state house and then you will concentrate on catching mukene like others before you have done.
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+3 #3 Zaitun 2021-12-01 17:07
"Beti Kamya, the inspectorate general of government, said that a campaign to find the source of some of the unexplained wealth of public officials will be launched on December 9, with President Museveni expected to be the guest of honour. And if the officials’ answers do not add up, the full arm of the law will catch up with them"


I will be the most happiest if you started questing the ill-acquisition of wealth with Museveni family.

That would be an encouragement to us people who have long given-up in this satanic gouvernment.

By the way, who are the leading billionaires in dollars if not the first family and where did these people get all that money from? Bring to book the likes of Kutesa, and all those breed of billionaires who were once paupers!!

Do not try to make us believe that you are working hard while you do nothing concrete. That is another anticipated wastage of money for no results ontained!!
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0 #4 kabayekka 2021-12-01 17:35
All that government money expected to be stolen includes the massive loans that China and many other countries are providing for the economic growth of this poor African country.

Many of the citizens of Uganda are blaming China for taking over the commercial accounts of Entebbe airport.

But such a move might just help this country to properly use its resources. Unlike the USA and its allies who just dumb their aid grants to African ruling regimes so that there is no questions asked other than to shake hands.

Thus turning the continent of Africa to being every man for himself and the Devil for all!
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0 #5 kasede 2021-12-01 17:36
Quoting Henri:
"The truth is, corruption starts from above. Good manners rot starting from the parents. Now, you hear that your leader sold off the airport and you work in the ministry, do you think that you would get good thoughts for the country. So start with your boss madam

In deed, if she has any balls to serve, let the ministerest start from the top.
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0 #6 Wazza 2021-12-02 00:18
Rubbish!
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+3 #7 rubangakene 2021-12-02 02:14
Corrupt officials are rarely the show-off types. You see guys and dolls with smart suits and watches are normally the poor types who want to cover up their poverty.

The 'big fish' have money and property abroad and you do not have the net to catch them. Keep on talking; that is what you do best.
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+2 #8 Lakwena 2021-12-02 15:02
It is called empty threat or coat-gesture.

I do not know how many Ugandans have noticed the mischief in Bloody Tibuhabuwa's current appointees: of the how and the why?

By appointing them in those respective positions, it is a mischief to set them up for failure and especially to expose them to public ridicule and humiliation; those initially critical of his administration but have now joined the same Rot.
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+1 #9 Lakwena 2021-12-02 15:09
In other words, after all her condemnation of Mr. M7 while in FDC; except generality, barking, banging the table, and becoming a useful idiot; what can Betti O Kamya practically do about corruption?

Except barking, banging the table, retreating, whimpering, whining and becoming a useful idiot; what can Beatrice Anywar do about Wetland Mafia and Environment Degradation?

Except being silly and becoming a useful idiot by asking silly questions instead of answering them; what can Chris Baryominsi do to stop extrajudicial killing of Muslim criminal/terror suspects?
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+1 #10 Lakwena 2021-12-02 15:16
In other words, from Luweero, Greater Nothern Uganda, Kasese trecently Nov 2020; whenever they hear these Ministers and/or IGG defend Gen Tibuhabrwa criminality against humanity (Ugandans), all Ugandans victims (RIP) turn in their graves.

Especially Cerinah Nebanda who in Dec 2012, on the floor of Parliament, categorically told Ugandans that: "Mr. M7 is the Problem of Uganda".

But 2 days later, under mysterious circumstance Cerinah Nebanda was dead and cold, never to say anything again.

Wachireba?
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