STATE HOUSE: President Museveni has for the second time in a week withdrawn the controversial appointment of Resident District Commissioners (RDCs) and their deputies, and directed that the incumbent ones remain in their positions.
Early this week, the President withdrew the list of the RDCs, claiming that it was riddled with inconsistencies, among them the appointment of some individuals who died.
However, a Sunday June 24 letter from the minister for the Presidency, Esther Mbayo, stopped the whole reshuffle altogether and directed that the status quo remains.
“Following what has been circulating on social media about the appointment and transfer of resident district commissioners and deputy resident District commissioners, there has been tension and panic and the RDC fraternity,” Ms Mbayo’s letter reads in part.
“As a minister in charge of Presidency, I wish to inform the rdcs and their deputies to stay at their work stations and carry out their functions and responsibilities normally. The general public is hereby informed,” the letter adds.
When contacted, the minister informed authoring the letter and that the district representantives should continue with their work until further notice.
The latest news is likely to disappoint those who had been appointed in the previous reshuffle such as Disman Okee, the brother of Democratic Party president Norbert Mao, and Dan Kaguta, who is related to the first family.