Inspectorate of Government Act, 2002
Act 5 of 2002
- Published in Uganda Gazette 19 on 5 April 2002
- Assented to on 5 March 2002
- Commenced on 5 April 2002
- [This is the version of this document from 5 April 2002.]
Part I – Preliminary
1. Short titleThis Act may be cited as the Inspectorate of Government Act, 2002.
2. InterpretationIn this Act, unless the context otherwise requires—“Appointments Board” means the Appointments Board established under section 7 of this Act;“Authority” means an Authority by whatever name called, established by the Constitution or any other law;“Board” means the Appointments Board;“corruption” means the abuse of public office for private gain and includes but is not limited to embezzlement, bribery, nepotism, influence peddling, theft of public funds or assets, fraud, forgery, causing financial or property loss and false accounting in public affairs;“currency point” has the value given to it in the First Schedule to this Act;“Deputy Inspector-General” means a Deputy Inspector-General of Government referred to in section 3 of this Act;“Inspectorate” means the Inspectorate of Government established under article 223 of the Constitution;“Inspector-General” means the Inspector-General of Government appointed under section 3 of this Act and includes a Deputy Inspector-General;“Minister” means the Minister to whom the functions of a Minister under this Act have been assigned by the President;“Secretary” means the Secretary to the Inspectorate appointed under section 15 of this Act.
Part II – The Inspectorate of Government
3. The Inspectorate
4. Appointment of members of Inspectorate
5. Removal of Inspector General and Deputy Inspector-General
6. Oath of members of Inspectorate
7. Appointments Board
Part III – Functions of Inspectorate
8. Functions of Inspectorate
9. Jurisdiction of InspectorateThe jurisdiction of the Inspectorate shall cover officers and leaders serving in the following offices—
10. Independence of InspectorateThe Inspectorate shall be independent in the performance of its functions and shall not be subject to the direction or control of any person or authority and shall only be responsible to Parliament.
11. Branches of InspectorateThe Inspectorate may establish branches at district and other administrative levels as it considers fit for the better performance of its functions.
12. General powers of InspectorateFor the purposes of performing its functions under this Act, the Inspectorate shall have the following powers—
13. Powers of access and search
14. Special powers of Inspectorate
Part IV – Secretary and other staff of Inspectorate
15. Secretary to Inspectorate
16. Other staff
17. Oath of Secretary and other staff
Part V – Procedure for investigations
18. Rules of Procedure
19. Limitation on investigation by Inspectorate
20. Conduct of investigations
21. Effects of findings and recommendations of InspectorateProceedings, findings, recommendations, investigations or inquiries by the Office of the Inspector-General shall not be held null and void by reason only of informality or irregularity in the procedure and shall not be liable to be challenged, reviewed, quashed or called in question in any court of law.
22. Immunity of officers
23. Privilege of informationSubject to any other law which enjoins the disclosure of classified information, anything said, information supplied, document, paper or thing produced in the course of an inquiry under this Act shall be privileged in the same manner as if the inquiry were a proceeding in a court of law, and a report of the Inspectorate shall be privileged in the same manner as if it were a record and judgement of a proceeding in court.
Part VI – Investigations
24. Provisions relating to complaints
25. Right to be heard
26. Procuring information and attendance of witnesses
27. Failure of witnesses to attend
28. Witness allowancesThe Inspectorate may pay to any person summoned before it under this Act, such allowances or sums in respect of expenses properly inclined by that person as the Inspectorate may consider appropriate.
Part VII – Reports
29. Reports of inspectorate
30. Action on report
Part VIII – General
31. Resources of inspectorate
32. Signification of acts of InspectorateSubject to this Act, where any instrument or document is required or authorised to be issued by the Inspectorate or any act is required or authorized to be done by the Inspectorate in the performance of its functions under this Act, the instrument or document or act may be signed, executed or done by the Inspector-General or a Deputy Inspector-General or by any person authorised in writing by the Inspector-General or by a Deputy Inspector-General.
33. Seal of InspectorateThe Inspectorate shall have a seal which shall be in such form as the Inspectorate may determine and shall, subject to the provisions of any law, be applied in such circumstances as the Inspectorate may determine.
34. Protection of informers and witnesses
35. OffencesA person who—
36. Personation of member or official of InspectorateAny person who with intent to defraud or deceive, falsely represents himself or herself as a member or official or agent of the Inspectorate, commits an offence and is liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding fifty currency points or imprisonment not exceeding twelve months or both.
37. General penaltyAny person who does any act with intent to frustrate or obstruct the discharge of the functions of the Inspectorate, commits an offence and is liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding fifty currency points or imprisonment not exceeding twelve months or both.
38. Minister's power to amend First ScheduleThe Minister may, by statutory instrument, amend the First Schedule to this Act.
40. Repeal and transitional provisions
History of this document
05 April 2002 this version
05 March 2002
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Documents citing this one 10
- American Procurement Company v Attorney General & Anor (Civil Suit No. 735 of 2006)  UGCommC 65 (1 December 2008)
- Gordon Sentiba and 2 Ors v Inspector of Government (Civil Appeal No. 14 of 2007)  UGCA 4 (27 March 2008)
- Hon Sam Kuteesa & 2 Ors v Attorney General (Constitutional Reference No. 54 of 2011)  UGCC 2 (4 April 2012)
- Inspectorate of Government & Anor v Blessed Constructors Ltd (Civil Appeal No. 21 of 2009)  UGCA 46 (16 November 2009)
- Mafabi v Attoney General (Constitutional Petition No. 14 of 2012)  UGSC 8 (24 May 2014)
- Mayanja Agnes M Margaret v Mugerwa Sauda KN (Constitutional Petition No. 16 of 2006)  UGCC 4 (13 November 2007)
- Nebya Rutaro & 4 Ors v Law Development Center (Civil Application No. 135 of 2009)  UGHCCD 56 (5 April 2013)
- Nsimbe Holdings v Attorney General, Inspector General Of Police (Constitutional Petition No. 2 of 2006)  UGCC 7 (5 November 2007)
- Sentiba Gordon & 2 Ors v Inspector of Government (Civil Appeal No. 6 of 2008)  UGSC 30 (17 August 2010)
- Uganda v Odoch Ensio (High Court Criminal Appeal No. Case 28 of 2004)  UGHC 14 (16 December 2008)