12 December 2012

Uganda: Museveni Names Deputy IGG

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Deputy Inspector General of Government George Bamugemereire

President Yoweri Museveni has named a new deputy Inspector General of Government (IGG).

The appointments committee of Parliament has been called to vet George Bamugemereire for the post next Monday.

The committee is chaired by the Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga.

If approved, Bamugemereire will work alongside Raphael Baku in deputising the substantive IGG, Irene Mulyagonja.

Earlier, Museveni had nominated Andrew Munanura Karokora as deputy IGG, subject to approval by the Parliament, but later withdrew the name.

The President, according to sources, withdrew Karokora's name, following petitions by lawyers' bodies and some individuals who said he had many cases filed against him.

Early this year, the Constitutional Court ruled that the Inspectorate of Government could not carry on with its work until the office is fully constituted.

Born on September 23, 1965, George Nathan Bamugemereire is married to Catherine and they have two children. He has been a private consultant.

Before that, he worked with Shell for 14 years at senior levels in Africa, Europe and Latin America. He was a State Attorney in the Directorate of Public Prosecutions from 1990 to 1995.

He brings a wealth of knowledge gathered from both the public and the private sector in Uganda and a mix of both local and international experience.

As a prosecuting lawyer, he is remembered for his zero tolerance to corruption, which he firmly enforced as a State Attorney.

It was in recognition of the values of integrity and commitment that in 1996, he was head hunted from the public service into the Shell Group.

After leaving Shell he registered HIM Consult a human resource and legal consulting firm in which he has been executive director.

He holds a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree and a Master of Laws (LLM), plus a Post Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice.

Bamugemereire is an advocate of the High Court since 1991.

He attended Mwiri Primary School from 1972 to1978 and King's College Budo from 1979 to 1985, before joining Makerere University.

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