The Prime Minister Dr. Ruhakana Rugunda has called on senior district leaders to internalise and explain government programmes to the people to ensure that they are effectively implemented.
Dr Rugunda said Resident District Commissioners (RDC’s) and Chief Administration Officers (CAO’s) should play a key role in the implementation of Government programmes.
The Premier stressed that CAO’s and RDC’s are critical implementers of the NRM Manifesto and therefore should not be shy to talk about government programmes.
The Prime Minister said this while officiating at a thanks giving service for Major James Mwesigye, the RDC Kasese district. The thanks giving ceremony, which took place at Ntuusi Sub-county in Sembabule district, was attended by the Minister for Information and National Guidance Major General Jim Muhwezi, a cross section of RDC’s, MP’s and a delegation from Kasese district.
Dr Rugunda said the NRM Government made a commitment to the people of Uganda through a manifesto that was overwhelmingly endorsed in 2011, and continues to implement it.
He particularly saluted the RDC Kasese Major James Mwesigye for his patriotic service to the country.
He challenged other RDC’s to rise above the bar set by Major Mwesigye in serving the country.
The Prime Minister noted that Government had fulfilled most of the promises made for Sembabule district which include among other things, launching the construction of tarmac roads from Mpigi to Sembabule and Masaka to Sembabule.
He cautioned them against facilitating conflicts in district to enable the Government Wealth Creation Programme to succeed.
“The programme is having a big impact on the community and soon people will become economically and politically independent,” he noted.
Earlier, Rev. Canon Herbert Tumwine Archdeacon Ntuusi, West Buganda Diocese presided over a baptism ceremony for major Mwesigye’s children Ayebare Mathew and Ambikiire James Moris.
The Prime Minister Dr. Ruhakana Rugunda and the Minister of Information and National Guidance Major General Jim Muhwezi performed the role of being God fathers to the baptized children.
The Prime Minister also donated 5 million shillings towards construction of residential house for the Reverend at Kanoni Church.