The IGG drags Attorney General to court over Katosi

IGG Irene Mulyagonja
IGG Irene Mulyagonja

Investigations into the Katosi road project scam have taken a new twist.

In an unprecedented move, the Inspector General of Government has filed an application against the Attorney General.

Addressing journalists in Kampala the IGG Irene Mulyagonja said the Attorney General had given an opinion pushing for the retention of the Chinese firm Chongqing International Construction Corporation, for the Katosi road construction project.

She says this is unacceptable and that the Attorney General is in a conflicting position and so cannot represent their interests

The IGG halted works on the project following reports of irregularities in the award of the contract.

Separately, The Inspectorate of Government is yet to begin investigations into allegation of theft of ivory scam.

Recently the president instructed the body to investigate reports that over 1,300 kgs of ivory had been stolen from the Uganda Wildlife Authority strong rooms.

Mulyagonja says they are set for the investigation and are now working on constituting the team to carry out the actual probe.

She further says after preliminary investigations, they will then decide whether or not to suspend the Executive director Dr. Andrew Sseguya.

Yesterday Dr. Sseguya dismissed reports that he had been suspended by the authority’s Board.