Parliament Speaker summons minister over List of RDCs, Deputies and Assistants

Uganda Parliamant Speaker Anita Among meets a 9-year old pupil at her office

HABARI DAILY I Kampala, Uganda I Resident District Commissioners (RDCs), their deputies and assistants has to be scrutinized and need to be tabled, the Speaker of the Uganda Parliament, Anita Among has directed.

This comes amidst reports that some of the RDC’s, their deputies and assistants are not educationally fit to occupy their respective offices.

Among henceforth directed the Minister for the Presidency, Milly Babalanda, to present a list of to Parliament for scrutiny.

Earlier on, Minsa Kabanda, Minister for Kampala Capital City and Metropolitan Affairs presented a statement in response to the Leader of the Opposition, Joel Ssenyonyi who questioned the caliber of some of the recently appointed RDCs.

During the plenary sitting on Tuesday, 23 April 2024, Ssenyonyi cited Gomba Assistant RDC, Yiga Kisakyamukama, whom he said undressed in public and hurled insults at traditional leaders.

Uganda Parliamant Speaker Anita Among meets a 9-year old pupil at her office

While chairing the House on Wednesday, 24 April 2024, Speaker Among noted that whereas appointment of RDCs is enshrined in Article 203 of the Constitution, the Minister for Presidency ought to prove that due diligence is performed before their appointment.

“We need the qualifications of these RDCs. After you bring that, we will refer it to the Committee on Presidential Affairs,” she said.

She added that the minister must also prove that regional balance was considered in the appointment of the RDCs.

In the Financial Year 2023/2024, Parliament appropriated salaries for RDCs, Deputy RDCs and Assistant RDCs,” she added.

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