Minister for Presidency, Esther Mbayo, has implored Resident District Commissioners (RDC) to stop indulging in partisan politics but instead work towards the improvement of service delivery in their respective areas.
Speaking at the official opening of RDCs retreat at Kyankwanzi National Leadership Institute, Mbayo, said RDCs report to the office of the President and thereafter, action will be taken on non-active commissioners.
“There is anti-graft committee formed to fight against corruption, It will make sure the RDCs are doing proper coordination of government programs and services, “that is the reason you were appointed into office,” she added.
“You should make sure that government Programs and Projects are helpful to people at district level for instance and make sure the input goes to the right people, not yourselves. One RDC sometime back gave himself a cow instead of the residents,” She said.
She called on them to communicate government programmes using rightful language asserting that the public needs to be reminded day in day out about government projects so that they understand and get involved for transformation of their regions.
Mbayo revealed that the relationship between RDCs and local governments is worrying, “You should work on it. I only defended you because you hadn’t been inducted. Now we are on it, I won’t do it again,” she added.
She called on them to join the fight to end the battle against HIV/Aids adding that government has enough drugs so tell people to test and those infected should be sensitized to get treatment.