IGG vows to fight and fight “dirty” for her space

IGG Irene Mulyagonja
IGG Irene Mulyagonja

The Inspector General of Government has vowed to fight for her space.

Responding to questions regarding her waning relationship with the Attorney General, Irene Mulyagonja told journalists that his office is not infallible.

The two officials have locked horns over whether or not Chongqing International Construction Corporation (CICO), a Chinese company that is at the center of the controversy surrounding the Mukono-Katosi road project should be allowed to continue with works amid allegations of fraud.

The IGG had earlier released a preliminary report of investigations documenting collusion between Eutaw and CICO to defraud UNRA of Shs165 billion and ordered removal of the company from the project site for lack of a valid contract.

However, Mr. Peter Nyombi had on October 29 written a legal opinion advising President Museveni to ignore the previous advice from his Deputy Freddie Ruhindi which had implicated CICO in impropriety in the Katosi project.

Ms Mulyagonja also vowed to stop at nothing in fulfilling her mandate of ensuring total accountability for public funds. “We are only answerable to parliament and the courts not the Attorney General. And for as long as am exercising the powers under article 230 of the constitution i will fight and i can fight dirty”, Mulyagonja told journalists yesterday.

This comes as the anti-graft agencies mark the anti-corruption week that runs until December 9th under the theme; “accelerating the fight against corruption, a collective responsibility”.