President Museveni has given out cars to over 65 Resident District Commissioners (RDCs) from across the country.
According to Esther Mbayo, the Minister of Presidency who delivered the cars at Kalolo ceremonial grounds on Thursday, the recipients constitute almost 50 per cent of RDCs across the country and urged them to use the cars to run government programs and promote the National Resistance Movement (NRM) party’s ideology.
“I don’t want a situation to happen like in Busenyi district where government invested in a fish hatchery but it has never taken off. I attribute this to poor monitoring by the RDC, because it’s your role as a representative of the president and government to monitor government projects and in any case there are any difficulties you need to communicate to your superiors,” she said.
Mbayo added that the challenges that are affecting such government projects from running very well must be addressed in a man to man way.
“As RDCs you are the vanguard of ensuring that participatory democracy is deepened in the parishes of Uganda because you are the chief mobilisers of government, encourage and explain to them the manifesto achievements particularly in your districts because it makes more sense to that person if you highlight the achievement she/he sees in her/his area,” she added.
She asked them not to keep quiet while government projects are being mishandled politically since most people attack them saying that they are not politicians since they are public officers.
“I want to assure you that public servant is supposed to serve government and defend its interests and that is the laws NRM has you mobiles you need to highlight the success of the projects implemented and how they have transformed the society, ” Mbayo said before thanking Parliament for appropriating funds in billions of shillings to purchase the cars.
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