By Spy Uganda
Entebbe: President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni on July 24th, 2020 officiated over the swearing in ceremony of the new Leadership Code Tribunal, which was held at State House, Entebbe.
Duirng the ceremony, President Museveni asked the members of the Tribunal to help clean up all corrupt officials in public service.
The new Tribunal is chaired by Dr Roselyn Karugonjo, who is deputized by Asuman Kiyingi. Other members are Jane Arume, Didas Bakunzi and Joyce Nalunga.
Basing on the Leadership Code Act, the Tribunal will handle matters of breach of the code that are referred to it by the Inspectorate of Government and recommend appropriate action.
The President said creating the tribunal was part of the wider efforts by government to protect the country and clean up the public service.
“You can call this stability institutions to deal with war either from outside or inside. There are also unconstitutional ways of causing war like demonstrations, riots, then crimes like murders and embezzlement,” said the President.
He added that because crime was very broad, the Government created the institution of the IGG to supplement police work.
Museveni said the Leadership Code Tribunal will support the public service to have clean leaders because it is both retroactive and proactive.
“This is where you deal with leaders for their past mistakes,” said President Museveni, adding that they would also deal with other aspects of bad leadership including hidden crimes.
The President said creation of several anti-graft agencies is not duplication but rather aimed at each supplementing the other for efficiency.
“We already have the police and IGG but we still have a lot of corruption in the public service that is why I initiated the Anti-Corruption Unit in State House and now this tribunal,” he said.
Asking the team to “help our people by perfecting the corruption fight”, President Museveni also cautioned them against seeking information from questionable sources.
The Acting Chief Justice, Owiny Dollo, said the establishment of the Leadership Code Tribunal speaks loud about the President’s conviction that leaders must be accountable.
“The rule of law for which you went to the Bush to fight for must prevail. As the Judiciary of Uganda we welcome the tribunal. It will complement our work,” he said.