The Inspector General of Government (IGG) Betty Kamya is set to launch the declaration of wealth by political leaders and appointed public servants of Uganda starting in March.
IGG Betty Kamya says the declaration of income, assets, and liabilities exercise will run from 1st March 2023 and close on 31st of the same month.
While addressing journalists at the Uganda Media Centre in Kampala, the IGG Betty Kamya warned public servants against falsification of facts, Under-declaration, Over-declaration, and anticipatory declarations among other unlawful acts.
“There is a lot of corruption in Uganda and Government must set up policies to deal with corruption. We shall be proposing that very seriously because after all, it is the Government policy of zero tolerance to corruption in Uganda,” said the IGG.
She added on and said that there will be no provision in the Law to extend the declaration period and any official who does not oblige their acts shall attract sanctions under the law which include fines, demotion, dismissal from work, confiscation of illicitly acquired assets, and being barred from holding a public office for up to ten years.
Leaders are by law required to declare their wealth. The exercise will be launched by the deputy speaker of parliament, Thomas Tayebwa, and the list will be published in the newspapers.
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