Govt to prosecute 4222 leaders with undeclared Wealth

Govt to prosecute 4222 leaders with undeclared Wealth

The Inspectorate of Government has commenced investigations of 4,222 leaders who did not heed the deadline to declare their assets, income and liabilities.

The deadline set was April 23 2021.

During a press briefing yesterday, Deputy Inspector General of Government Mariam Wangadya said, these leaders now face possible prosecution and sanctioning before the leadership tribunal.

A total of 25000 leaders were expected to make declarations by March 2021. However, Wangadya said some leaders did not meet this deadline.

Under the new law that President Museveni signed last Friday public officers will be expected to make their declarations within three months contrary to the previous two-year time frame.