On Wednesday, the minister for the Presidency and Kampala city, Frank Tumwebaze, flagged off the Resident District Commissioners (RDC’s) and their assistants, and District Internal Security Officers who left for Kyankwanzi for a ten-day retreat.
The purpose of the retreat is to evaluate government programmes, equip them as well with new skills and discussing challenges faced by them in their respective areas.
“As a Minister of Presidency I believe that the if the RDC’s are really hands on then there would not be corruption and that’s why the constitutional framers made them residents so that they can watch things as they unfold,” Tumwebaze said.
47 RDCs are against Museveni sole candidature?
A controversial report now indicates that about 47 RDCs (unnamed) are opposed to President Yoweri Museveni’s 2016 sole candidature.
They, according to sources, intend to stand as Members of Parliament in their respective districts.
There are also allegations that the RDCs’ throats will be wetted with Shs 25m each for one month under the guise of monitoring government programmes.
Parliament is being pushed to approve a supplementary budget where RDCs will pick about Shs 2.5bn to do their work.
Kayihura expected to play vital role in the new arena
Gen Kale Kayihura, the Inspector General of Police, was tasked by President Museveni to work with the wife on neutralizing Amama Mbabazi’s presidential ambitions.
Kayihura was recorded in the famous spy tapes coaching NRM youth on this mission.
The country witnessed crossing of NRM cadres from NRM to NRM.
Kayihura and Mwenda built a big case that would see Rt Hon Amama Mbabazi sacked after 40 years working with Museveni.
Kayihura was instrumental in new cabinet where he nipped Dr Philemon Mateke from antagonizing Museveni among Bafumbira.
Kayihura has his list which gave vital information from Mbabazi camp.
These young people been threatening to cross back to Mbabazi camp if not considered for jobs.
According to political analysts, Kayihura will probably convince the President to appoint them instead of letting them off the team.
There is fear that if allowed to join politics, the RDCs could cost the ruling party grassroots support.