Panic As MPs Propose Removal Of Resident District Commissioners

Members of Parliament Thursday proposed the removal of the office of the Resident District Commissioners (RDCs).

This was proposed by Hon Wamanga Wamai who also wants ministers to be appointed from professionals and not from among Members of Parliament.

Wamai noted that the moves will promote efficiency in service delivery.

“We also need to save money by abolishing positions of RDCs. This is wasteful expenditure as these duplicate roles,” he told plenary.

He was supported by MP Kaps Fungaroo.

“Why does the President need to be represented in the district? Doesn’t the President believe in the office of LC 5 and other leaders in the district?” Kaps wondered.

He added: “We need to abolish the office of the RDC. We have RDCs who behave as though they are Presidents.”

The RDC assists its LGU members when so requested, in the preparation of local development plans, local investment programs, and in the preparation of program/project proposals for possible official development assistance.

Uganda has at least 145 RDCs and 87 deputies.

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