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Andrew Karokora appointed new deputy IGG
Ugandan president Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has appointed Andrew Munanura Karokora as the new deputy Inspector General of Government.
Museveni has forwarded his name to the Speaker of Parliament Rebbecca Kadaga for parliamentary approval as stipulated in the Constitution.
The president’s appointment of the new deputy IGG is as stipulated under article 223(4) of the 1995 Constitution.
If given a nod by Parliament, Karokora will serve as Irene Mulyagonja’s deputy. The latter is the current Inspector General of Government.
Who is Andrew Karokora?
Karokora, the deputy IGG designate is a son of the retired High Court Judge Alfred Ntunduguru Karokora – determined to carry on the family’s legacy in the legal profession.
Presently, he is a senior partner with Munanura-Mugabi & Co. Advocates.
Outlining his priorities during a brief interview, the deputy IGG Karokora said that he will go after those people who misuse taxpayers’ money.
He will also promote the message to the youths and middle-aged Ugandans to delay gratification and save.
He is astute and aware of the challenges that come with his new job. “People who misuse public resources are networked, and they easily compromise the systems which we use to track them. That is the biggest challenges.”
Born March 26, 1969, he holds a Masters in Law from University College London.
He studied from Ntare School in Mbarara for his secondary education before pursuing his first degree in law from University of Dar es Salaam before joining the Law Development Centre in Kampala for the postgraduate diploma in legal practice.
He also holds a post-graduate diploma in taxation and revenue administration.
He has worked with the Uganda Revenue Authority as assistant revenue officer in the Income Tax department.
He was also deputy registrar in the Tax Appeals Tribunal and was lecturer at the Law Development Centre.