By JEFF ANDREW LULE
The Buganda Kingdom Cabinet has set new operational guidelines geared towards improving efficiency and productivity.
All workers according to the resolutions are to re-apply for their jobs as part of the restructuring process to promote accountability and transparency.
The restructuring process applies to workers at Mengo (administration centre), County and Sub Counties in different parts of the Kingdom.
Kingdom spokesperson, Dennis Walusimbi said the arrangement follows the Katikkiro’s call for accountability and transparency. He said only those found to be incompetent and redundant will be laid off.
“They want to check their professions and qualifications. Those who pass the process will be retained, given appointment letters and identity cards. Those who don’t qualify will be laid off,” he said.
He said the process is to kick off next month.
“Some people are on the payroll but are not known. This has led to unprofessional conduct leading to high expenditures in the Kingdom,” he noted.
The recruitment of workers is to be done by the kingdom private secretary and treasurer (minister for finance). The cabinet has also come up with a Human Resource Manual to streamline the running of the Kingdom activities.
In the guidelines, all revenues will be collected through the Kingdom treasury and all contributors will be availed with receipts. All expenditures for any event will be approved by the Kingdom treasurer.
Walusimbi said no one is allowed to open up a new account to solicit for funds without the knowledge of the minister of finance as the principle signatory, only the ministers for finance, and economic planning and development are mandated to look for sponsors on behalf of the Kingdom and all budgets for various events are to be approved by the Kingdom’s Finance Committee.
The new guidelines require chairpersons of organizing committees of different functions to make formal reports on the expenditures to the Katikiro, treasurer and Cabinet in a period of one month, after the function.