Police have in custody former Uganda Airlines Chief Executive Officer, Cornwell Muleya, for allegedly disobedience orders of the Inspectorate of Government (IG) dated May 23.
Muleya was arrested Tuesday on orders of the Inspector-General of Government (IGG) Beti Kamya.
“IGG has arrested and charged Mr. Cornwell Muleya, the former CEO of Uganda Airlines with Disobedience of Orders contrary to Section 35 (a) of the Inspectorate of Government Act, 2002,” the office tweeted.
According to the communication, Muleya had been summoned by the IGG to give evidence and produce documents regarding the mismanagement of public funds, procurements and recruitment of staff at Uganda Airlines.
He is expected to appear in court today, Wednesday.
According a statement signed by Deputy IGG, Patricia Achan Okiria, Muleya between May and June 2022 willfully and without reasonable justification or excuse, refused to comply with an order of the Inspectorate of Government dated May 23, 2022 requiring his attendance to give evidence and produce documents to the Inspectorate of Government, regarding mismanagement of public funds, procurements and recruitment of staff at the Uganda Airlines.
On April 21, 2021, Works minister Edward Katumba Wamala sent Muleya and 12 other top officials on forced leave following reports of mismanagement of the national carrier.
Later, President Museveni ordered the officials suspended to allow for investigations. Muleya’s contract was subsequently terminated.