IGG creates law mandating wealth declaration.

Deputy IGG, George Bamugemereire
Deputy IGG, George Bamugemereire

IGG creates law mandating wealth declaration.

The Deputy IGG, Mr. George Bamugemereire announced last week that all public leaders have been directed to register and declare their wealth through the Inspectorate of Government (IG)’s online declaration system.

This comes after the IGG upon the instruction of His Excellency Yoweri Kaguta Museveni was tasked to promote transparency and accountability in all government leadership positions.

The leaders are by law required to declare their wealth within three months of assuming office and six months after their tenure was completed and every after two years.

All political leaders, from the bottom to the top of the hierarchy sub-county level to the President, as well as executive and accounting officers in the government ministries, departments, agencies must declare their wealth to the IG. With the leadership code tribunal, all parties who fail to comply with the legal requirement will be sanctioned.