A concerned citizen has resorted to a legal option to force police director Godfrey Bangirana out of office.
In July, the Inspector-General of Police, Martin Okoth Ochola asked Bangirana to vacate office as he awaits his contract to be renewed after expiry.
Bangirana who has been given hours to vacate police office or be forced out by court has been serving as the director in charge of Logistics and Engineering.
Through his lawyers of Kiiza and Mugisha Advocates, Uganda Young Democrats member, Isaac Maddo, has threatened a legal redress to the matter.
In his letter dated August 12, Maddo gives Bangirana a few hours to vacate office voluntarily or be removed forcefully.
“You certainly understand that the contract on the basis of which you occupied the office of the Director of Logistics and Engineering expired on July 6, 2019 and the same has never been renewed,” Maddo writes.
He adds: “Therefore, the continued stay in the same office is illegal, capricious and abuse of office. Your continued stay in office undermines the rule of law, accountability and good governance which tenants of public administration are secured by the 1995 Uganda Constitution.”
Maddo reminds Bangirana that as a member of the police force whose mandate is to keep law and order, there is no reason for causing disorder by staying in office long after expiry of his contract.
“This is, therefore, to demand that you immediately hand over office as advised by the IGP and also refund all monetary and other benefits you have enjoyed as a result of illegally staying in office after expiry of your term.”
His letter is copied to Inspectorate of Government, Attorney General, Internal Affairs Minister and the Police Professional Standards Unit, AIGP Bangirana is supposed to apologise for refusal to vacate office in time.
However, in a communication dated July 22 Dr Benon Mutambi, the Permanent Secretary Internal Affairs ministry wrote to Bangirana, allowing him to stay in office until his contract is renewed.