President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has asked Presidency Minister Milly Babirye Babalanda to reign in on lazy and inefficient Resident District Commissioners ( RDCs) whom he described as the weak link to poor service delivery in the country.
The Head of State made the revelation at the National Resistance Movement’s National Executive Meeting at State House Entebbe on November 05.
Museveni aimed a specific dig at office bearers who use their positions to facilitate mobilisations to get them elected to political positions, saying these are a great danger to service delivery.
He wondered why concerns of poor service delivery become a song in spite of the presence of RDCs who are meant to monitor and supervise government activities in each district.
A furious Museveni ordered Babalanda, the political supervisor of the RDCs, to come up with a comprehensive assessment of the work of all RDCs and RCCs to identify those who will be retained and those to discard.
Minister Babalanda is aware of the challenges ahead of her as Museveni has tasked her to ensure that RDCs are productive.
“I interfaced with many RDCs and members of the public, and I identified several gaps including lack of focus, laziness, and indiscipline by some RDCs. It was also noted that some RDCs are not cooperative and they lack commitment,” she noted in July 2021.
The president’s orders might see Babalanda implement the directives she issued months ago as she sought to clean up the office of RDCs.