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Corrupt RDCs will be fired, Minister Mbayo warns

Minister Esther Mbayo addressing the meeting at Lake view hotel in Mbarara. (PHOTO/BOB AINE)

MBARARA – Resident District Commissioners (RDCs) who engage themselves in land grabbing and corruption scandals will be fired, Ms. Esther Mbayo, the minister for Presidency has vowed.

Speaking at the opening a two-day regional workshop on the implementation of NRM manifesto, commitments and strategic guidelines and directives at Lake View Hotel in Mbarara on Tuesday, Ms Mbayo said corrupt RDCs taint the name of the President.

The event was attended by RDCs, district NRM chairpersons, LCV chairpersons, district technical staff, presidential advisors and officers from Operation Wealth Creation.

“It’s quite absurd to find an RDC is implicated in land grabbing. This does not only tarnish the name of the President but it kills our party’s national agenda. I will not hesitate to fire you so long as I get the concrete report,” Ms. Mbayo warned.

She further pointed out that people in communities have become hopeless due to laxity among leaders who have failed to bridge the wide gap between leaders and youth.

“If we leaders take an initiative to guide these youth, they need mindset change… they lack leaders to explain to them the right path to development.”

Minister Esther Mbayo(M) in a group photo with all the RDCs in the region. (PHOTO/BOB AINE)

He challenged them to get out of their comfort zones and offices and move to the communities.

“We have so many people who are still living below the money economy. We can promote the four pillars of patriotism, pan Africanism, social economic transformation and democracy,” she said.

Mr. Willis Bashasha, the director Manifesto Implementation Unit under in the Office of the President asked leaders not to allow the Opposition take chances of their silence about what has been done by the government.

“Let not these Opposition members be curtailed from blackmailing Ugandans with false propaganda because of our communication gaps. This is the overall aim of this training so that after here we go and popularize what the government has done for its citizens.”

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