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Information Request made to the Office of the Inspector General of Government

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Information Request made to the Office of the Inspector General of Government

               To:     Office of the Inspector General of Government (IGG)

This Information Request sought have access to the declarations of wealth, assets and liabilities of all Permanent Secretaries for all ministries in Uganda. All public leaders are supposed to declare their wealth after taking over office, as stipulated in the Leadership Code Act 2002.

   Request for:     Information Request made to the Office of the Inspector General of Government

Submitted on:      December 23, 2013 - 2:28am

   Last update:     12 months 3 days ago
 

Background of the request

This Information Request was filed at a time when over four Permanent Secretaries in different ministries were indicted on corruption-related charges. The IGG refused to grant us access to these record, and we have therefore filed a case against government. This court case will be heard on 8th January 2014.
 

Description of the request

This Information Request sought have access to the declarations of wealth, assets and liabilities of all Permanent Secretaries for all ministries in Uganda. All public leaders are supposed to declare their wealth after taking over office, as stipulated in the Leadership Code Act 2002.

Request Details

IGG Sekyewa request- asset declaration

Legal optinion on access to walth declaration

Letter to Prime Minister

Response Recieved

 

Request Updates

May 2, 2013
The IGG refused to disclose this information citing several reasons, but most importantly the fact that the law does not prescribe which form to release this information. IGG also claimed that the PS’ could sue her if this information was disclosed. HIM applied for an order of Mandamus from court, and it will be heard on 8th January 2014.

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