Officials from the department of National Guidance in the Ministry of ICT and National Guidance are currently in country-wide engagement meetings with District leaders and stake holders with aim to align them as per their roles and ease service delivery.
The group led by Kakonge Kambarage, the Commissioner National Guidance, Tuesday morning pitched camp in Kisoro District, where they will be engaging with leaders of the districts of; Kabale, Rubanda and Kisoro for the next three days.
Kakonge is also joined by; Richard Sango, the Senior National Guidance Officer, John Oyambi the National Guidance Officer and Duncan Abigaba, deputy manager for the Government Citizen Interaction Centre.
Those targeted for the engagement include; elected leaders, politically appointed leaders and technical leaders.
“The elected leaders such as District Chairpersons, Subcounty Chairpersons and councillors develop policy for the districts and pass bylaws. Technical leaders such as CAOs implement Government programs and policies. Politically appointed leaders such as RDCs monitor the implementation of Government programs and projects and ensure security in the Districts,” Abigaba briefed Nile Post when contacted.
According to him, the leaders are being acquainted with the national vision and values as well as aligning their roles to ensure smooth operation in the districts and proper service delivery to those they serve.
“The aim of this engagement is to acquaint the district leaders with the National Vision and National values. We also aim at aligning the leaders as per their roles. Ensuring separation of roles and smooth operation in the Districts; elected leaders to generate policy and bylaws, politically appointed leaders to do monitoring and oversight, technical staff to do implementation,” he said.
“Once leaders aren’t taken through this, it leads to conflicts and stifles service delivery,” he added.
Uganda’s national vision is; A transformed Ugandan society from peasant to a modern and prosperous country within 30 years.”
Abigaba says this is a national program that will be rolled out in different districts in as per plan; “The previous engagement was in Buvuma islands early this year.”