The Inspector General of Government (IGG), Irene Mulyagonja has discontinued investigations into the allegations that Privatization and Investments Minister, Evelyn Anite peddled influence in the administration of struggling Uganda Telecom Limited (UTL).
The IGG categorically stated that the continuous probe into the matter is unnecessary since the preliminary inquiry has explicitly exonerated the Minister.
“The IGG received a complaint of alleged influence peddling, abuse of office and fraud in relation to the administration of UTL, in which we were requested by the anonymous to verify your alleged secret mission in Mauritius and also investigate your personal interest,” said part of the IGG letter.
In August 2019 a whistleblower petitioned the IGG to investigate Anite, who stood her grounds on the auditing of UTL, against the will of some political class and bureaucrats.
According to IGG, the maiden look into the allegations proved that there is no merit in it.
“After preliminary investigations, The Inspectorate of Government has decided to discontinue any further investigations into the matter in line with S. 19 (2) (b) of the Inspectorate of Government Act, 2002. This is because we are satisfied that further investigations into the matter would be unnecessary and futile,” said the IGG.
The later dated December 6th 2019 concluded that the, unnecessary, file has even been closed and discarded.
“The purpose of this letter therefore is to bring to your attention that, accordingly, the case file has been closed,” concluded the IGG.
Minister Anite consistently explained in August that her trip to Mauritius was part of her course in the prestigious U.S Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy.