Godfrey Bangirana

The Uganda High Court presided over by Henerrieta Wolayo has today Monday ordered Police Director in charge of Logistics, Godfrey Bangirana to vacate the office on grounds of lacking a valid contract with Uganda Police Force.  

The judge also ruled that Bangirana should not draw any salaries and emoluments from the police until the main case in which UYD member, Isaac Maddo accuses him of wasting taxpayers’ money is concluded. 

 According to the Judge’s ruling, Bangirana’s continued illegal stay in office spoils the police image and the salaries he continues to get causes an irreparable damage to the taxpayers. 

Among the cases that are being investigated against the Directorate of Logistics include: the expenditure of more than Shillings 10 billion on repairing a junk Police Helicopter and inflating the cost of constructing Natete Police Station from Shillings 10 billion to more than Shillings 100 billion. 

Last week, the Attorney General defended the failure by Bangirana to vacate office saying that according to Police Records, he is still doing Police work and is entitled to salary and other emoluments and that there are higher chances for Bangirana’s contract being renewed by the Internal Affairs Ministry. 

The UYD member Maddo went to court seeking an interim injunction blocking the renewal of Bangirana’s contract, claiming he had failed to answer a number of audit queries raised in the Auditor General’s report of 2018.