Numbers dont lie: IGG Mulyagonja statistically scoring badly as GoU Ombudsman

DAILYNEWS UG: The IGG Irene Mulyagonja is in the eye of the storm following President Museveni’s revelation on Wednesday that he is going to set up an ant-corruption unit at State House.

The president said many people had lost confidence in the office of the Inspectorate of Government because its officers are compromised.

Mulyagonja has shot back saying that she believes she has done a good job despite the challenges. She also cast doubt on whether the State House unit would be effective.

Yet the key question is: How has the office of the Inspectorate of Government performed under Mulyagonja’s tenure?

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Agaba Tabitha compiled data on cases handled by the IG (see tables below) and below gives you an assessment of its performance.

In the financial year 2016/17, a total of 2,876 corruption complaints were registered by the IG.

Of these 1,316 were recorded at the head office and 1,560 recorded at the regional offices.

In general, 2, 486 of these cases were concluded although the IG was able to prosecute only 40 cases resulting in 24 convictions.

Mulyagonja’s office was also able to recover Shs 718 million in the 2016/2017 financial year.

In the current financial year 2017/18, the IG registered a total of 734 complaints by the end of September of which 338(46%) were registered at the head office while 396(54%) were registered across the regional offices.

Of these, 509 (30%)investigations were concluded while 130 cases were referred to other institutions.

As of June this year, 4409 investigations are still ongoing while Shs 107 million has been recovered so far.

In addition, 90 % of all political leaders have declared their income, assets and liabilities to the IG as required by the Leadership Code Act.

However, in all her reports the IGG has continuously pointed out the challenges of implementing her mandate.

They include underfunding and inadequate human resource, failure by government agencies to implement her recommendations and big government shots who threaten the life of IG officers.

Table showing corruption complaints investigated and completed during the period January – June 2015

Nature of complaint   Number of complaints    Percentage

Abuse of office 157 16.5%
Corruption 108 11.4%
Misappropriation 70 7.4%
Investigations arising from Audit Reports 66 6.9%
Bribery 53 5.6%
Embezzlement 47 4.9%
Forgery 35 3.7%
False Claims 30 3.2%
Conflict of interest 29 3.1%
Extortion 27 2.8%
Nepotism and Irregular recruitment 18 1.9%
Total 640 67.4%

 

Corruption complaints investigated and completed during the period July – December 2015

Nature of Complaint       Investigated     Percentage

Abuse of office 347 24.2%
Corruption 161 11.2%
Investigations arising out of Audit reports 101 7.0%
Embezzlement 61 4.3%
Misappropriation of public funds 61 4.3%
Forgery and uttering of false documents 59 4.1%
Bribery 42 2.9%
Conflict of interest 28 1.9%
False Claims 20 1.4%
Extortion 20 1.4%
Nepotism/Irregular recruitment 16 1.1%
Sub Total 916 63.8%

 

Corruption complaints investigated and completed during the period January – June 2016

Nature of Complaints     Investigated      Percentage

Abuse of office 199 19.7%
Corruption 128 12.7%
Forgery and uttering of false documents 73 7.2%
Investigations arising out of Audit reports 65 6.4%
Misappropriation of public funds 53 5.3%
Embezzlement 38 3.8%
False Claims 36 3.6%
Bribery 22 2.2%
Conflict of interest 18 1.8%
Extortion 18 1.8%
Nepotism/Irregular recruitment 8 0.8%

Sub Total                                  658                                         65.2%

Corruption complaints investigated and completed during the period July – December 2016 

Nature of complaint                                              Percentage

Abuse of office 208 17.3%
2. Corruption 119 9.9%.
Investigations arising out of audit Reports from OAG 87 7.2% 4
Forgery and uttering of false documents 67 5.6%
Misappropriation of public funds 64 5.3%
Embezzlement 59 4.9%
Causing financial loss 53 4.4%
False Claims 47 3.9%
Bribery 45 3.7%
Extortion 24 2.0%
Conflict of interest 21 1.7%
Nepotism/irregular recruitment 18 1.5%
Sub Total 812 67.6%

 

Corruption complaints investigated and completed during the period January – June 2017

Nature of Complaints     Number of complaints              %age

Abuse of office 223 19.8%
Corruption 151 13.4%
Investigations arising out of Audit Reports from OAG 88 7.8%
Embezzlement 65 5.8%
Forgery & uttering false documents 51 4.5%
Misappropriation 50 4.4%
False Claims 22 2.0%
Conflict of interest 21 1.9%
Bribery 18 1.6%
Nepotism 13 1.2%
Extortion 7 0.6%
Sub Total 714 63.4%
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