Uganda, May 16 -- The Inspect General of Government (IGG) has been petitioned to look into the recent appointment of Eng James Nkamwesiga Kasigwa as the new executive director of the Uganda National Bureau of Standards (Unbs).

A petition lodged by lawyers of Wanambugo & Co. Advocates on behalf of their client, Mr George Ahimbisibwe, contends that the newly appointed executive director was merely hand-picked by the Trade minister since he was not among the best two candidates that went through the interviews.

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"Uganda National Bureau of Standards advertised for the position of the executive director. Consequent to the advertisement, six...