Museveni asks new Leadership Code Tribunal to clean up the public service of corrupt officials
President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has asked the new Leadership Code Tribunal to help clean up the public service of corrupt officials.
While presiding over the swearing in ceremony of the new Leadership Code Tribunal at State House Entebbe yesterday, Museveni asked the team to help clean up the public service of corrupt officials.
The tribunal sworn in by the Acting Chief Justice also Deputy Chief Justice, Justice Alphonse Owiny Dollo, is chaired by Dr. Roselyn Karugonjo Ssegawa and deputized by Asuman Kiyingi. Other members on the tribunal are Jane Arume, Didas Bakunzi and Joyce Nalunga.
Created by 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 says creating the tribunal was part of the wider efforts by government to protect the country and clean up the public service.
He notes that because crime was very broad, the Government created the institution of the IGG to supplement police work.
The Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Committee Chairperson Jacob Markson Oboth Oboth dismisses the parliamentary scorecard as flawed in properly assessing MPs’ work.
He says the scorecard evaluates the work of members of parliament basing on how many times a member contributes to debate disregarding the quality of the debate.
The just released scorecard where members of parliament were awarded grades is a project of the Africa Leadership Institute that monitors MPs’ attendance in the parliamentary plenary, participation in debates, influence in the house and participation in committees.
Oboth, who doubles as the West Budama South Member of Parliament, says that although the scorecard may lead to a marked improvement of parliamentary work, it does not reflect the actual performance of MPs in terms of positively impacting on their electorates.