The Minister for the Presidency, Hon. Babirye Milly Babalanda has advised leaders to work together if they are to achieve the government’s goal of proper service delivery and implementation of the National Resistance Movement (NRM) Manifesto 2021-2026.
“Let us not work as opponents because at the end of the day when we fail to perform, we will all be losers. In all, when the ratings are done, they are aggregated to overall district/city performance and not to the contributions of particular individuals,” she said.
The Minister made this call while addressing leaders from Busoga, Bugisu, Bukedi, Sebei and Karamoja who are attending a 5-day retreat at the National Leadership Institute (NALI), Kyankwanzi.
“This business of counter accusations between and amongst RDCs, CAOs, LC5 Chairpersons and NRM Chairpersons will not help us.
Absence of cooperation should not be tolerated by any means. You should stop acting like co-wives. For example, the resolutions for chasing RDCs are for what? The point of CAOs denying information to RDCs is meaningless because it is futile to hide public information. RDCs undermining NRM Chairpersons, forgetting that NRM chairpersons are stakeholders in implementation of NRM manifesto should end. What do we benefit from all this?” She asked.
Babalanda also reminded the leaders that the government has entered the second year of Manifesto implementation (2021-2026) and they should ensure that they fulfill their mandate as far as the execution of the program is concerned.
“You do not need to wait for the President or ministers to tour your areas before you can discuss the manifesto. Implementation of the manifesto is a responsibility for all the leaders at all levels, especially; to participate in implementing the key areas of interest.”
“The more we lose money at the hands of corrupt officials, the more we curtail our transformation. Therefore, I humbly appeal to you to take the issue of fighting corruption as very serious so we can save resources for service delivery. You cannot continue to occupy your offices when in actual sense nothing on the ground is being appreciated. We need to work as teams in the fight against corruption,” Babalanda emphasized.
“This is the only way we can equip members of the public with information in order for them to effectively play their part and in order for you to get first hand feedback from the public on programs under implementation. This will also help to popularize the government programs” she said.