Yesterday, Beti Kamya was appointed by the President to become the next Inspectorate General of Government (IGG). The IGG is supposed to be an “independent institution charged with the responsibility of eliminating corruption, abuse of authority and of public office”. That’s what Kamya is appointed to do now. One out of plenty of state organizations working towards these goals.
What is striking is that the IGG is supposed to be a person of high moral character and proven integrity. I will claim that Kamya falls flat on this. Since, she has sold her soul and her political life to become a meal-ticket politician for the President. That’s why she has gotten this position.
Kamya is said to have differences with the leadership in both Reform Agenda and in Forum for Democratic Change (FDC). Since then she started her own party and was supposed to fight for the ‘Federo’. Beti even left that for an appointment by the President and become a member of the National Resistance Movement (NRM).
It was even reported that during the NRM Primaries before the current elections in January 2021. She paid off some of the other candidates to be winner of it. That’s sort of corruption in action and shows her morals too.
That’s why it’s funny and intriguing at the same time. Someone who has such a moral compass and ability to be so flexible about her beliefs. At one point she wrote an article asking “Where is Museveni’s heart?”. Now she has no issues praising him and pledging allegiance to the same man. That’s not integrity or standing behind own beliefs.
Kamya as a IGG will be a compromised character and lack moral ambiguity for this position. Even if you had the perfect fit for the IGG. The IGG is in a space where its not free and has the liberty to fulfil its mandate. Just like the Auditor General, Financial Intelligence Authority, Anti-Corruption Unit at State House and others are combating the same thing. However, these are not allowed or directed to mediocre things. Because these are not supposed to expose the big-men or the ones in association with the President who does the ‘Grand Corruption’.
It’s been ages since the IGG had any relevancy or ability to see the Republic getting edges closer to “Zero Tolerance to Corruption”. The IGG with Kamya will just be another stooge and another loyal crony. She will not do the mandate, but be allowed to catch some smaller fish. Never the ones that steals the bank, but the ones that pickpockets are allowed.
So, I don’t expect much, but there should be some questions about her high moral character and integrity. Because, at this current time. I don’t see that and have a hard time believing that she has any values or integrity to even carry. I don’t believe she has a moral compass or cares about anything else than her own personal career. She will jump from a bridge if Museveni says so. Why do I say that?
Well, she has been willing to trade away all the years in opposition and her own agenda of the ‘Federo’ to become a Minister. That’s why she is not fitted for this role. That is if the laws and statutes of the IGG still matters. However, I doubt that… and I cannot see it changes.
Kamya will have slow days and relaxing times compared to being a Minister. She can now chill and await directives to do something. Peace.