By Ahura Mujuni Mark
Raphael Baku ,the deputy Inspectorate of Government (IGG) is out of office but laments that the fight against corruption has been politicised.
Baku’s was first appointed as deputy IGG in 2005 and his four-year contract which was renewed in 2009 ,ended on Friday.
As he got out of office on Friday ,he called upon Ugandans ,especially politicians to stop politicizing the fight against graft.
“Politicising the work of the IGG has been very challenging. To fight corruption effectively, attempts of politicising the work of IGG should stop. When it is politicised, it undermines the effort of the staff to act diligently,” Baku said on Friday
Baku is happy that during his two terms of office ,he has been involved in prosecuting some officials from local government and created team work.He also takes pride in acquiring land land for the Inspectorate of Government and setting up more regional offices from 13 to 16.
Under the Constitution, the IGG and the two deputies, are appointed by the President and approved by Parliament. The Constitution also provides that the anti-graft officers can only serve for two terms. Each term is four years.