Sports minister requests IGG to investigate Magogo

FUFA president Moses Magogo will be investigated by the IGG on the request of the Minister of Education and Sports / Courtesy Image

November 18th, 2019 was exactly 23 days to the end of FUFA president Moses Magogo’s two months ban by FIFA for his role in the illegal resale of the 2014 World Cup tickets.

Its also the same day the minister of Education and Sports Janet Museveni wrote to the Inspector General of Government ordering them to investigate Magogo.

The permanent secretary of the Ministry of Education and Sports Alex Kakooza  also wrote to the Solicitor General in the Ministry of Justice and Constitutional affairs ordering for the same.

“FUFA is a quasi-public organisation which runs the sport of football on behalf of Uganda and also receives funds from the consolidated fund and its activities are regulated by the government through National Council of Sports,” read part of the letters.

“We are in receipt of concerns from some stakeholders that while FIFA, has in the case handled the matter in contraventions of FIFA’s own relevant code of Ethics to a plea bargain agreements and corruption among others, the sanctions of 2-months suspension and Swiss Francs 10,000 fines by FIFA is not commensurate with the criminal offense for which the accused and FIFA through the plea bargain acknowledge was committed.”

“It’s also our understanding that FUFA a quasi-public body and registered under the Ugandan laws is subject to the laws of Uganda and this case can therefore also be prosecuted in Uganda under relevant laws related to the corruption, embezzlement among others.”

“The purpose of this letter, therefore, is to draw this matter to your attention and possible action,” the minister wrote to the IGG.

“Request your office as legal counsel to proceed with relevant legal action if merited in line with the relevant national laws,” The permanent secretary wrote to the  Solicitor General.

All this is after Makindye West Member of Parliament Allan Ssewanyana through his lawyers Mulindwa Associates and Co. Advocates petitioned the minister on November 17th, 2019.

On November 6th, 2019 Muwema & CO. Advocates and Solicitors also wrote to the Auditor General requesting for an investigative audit of the FUFA and Magogo about the same matter.

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