PRESIDENT Yoweri Museveniâ€™s private secretary on political affairs, Moses Byaruhanga, has warned district leaders and civil servants against frustrating government programmes by not accounting for funds remitted to them from the central government
By Albert Ayiga Ondoga
PRESIDENT Yoweri Museveniâ€™s private secretary on political affairs, Moses Byaruhanga, has warned district leaders and civil servants against frustrating government programmes by not accounting for funds remitted to them from the central government.
Byaruhanga said such officials would not be tolerated because the Presidentâ€™s manifesto should be implemented in order to benefit the people.
â€œA lot of money is being sent to districts for education, health and road programmes. The problem we are facing now is lack of accountability. About sh30b meant for education has been lost in the country with only eight districts having accounted for theirs,â€ Byaruhanga said.
Byaruhanga, who accompanied health state minister Capt. Mike Mukula, was speaking at victory celebrations for Jonam County MP Jacan Omach at Omach Primary School in Pakwach town on Saturday.
Others present were public service state minister and Padyere County MP Partick Okumu Ringa, MPs Simon Dâ€™Ujanga (Okoro), Betty Udongo (Nebbi Woman), Jeska Eriyo (Adjumani), Zachary Olum (Nwoya) and ministry of health officials.
â€œIf the districts donâ€™t account, this will affect government programmes meant to benefit the grassroots because 90% of all activities are funded by the Government.
He urged political leaders to pressure accounting officers so that implementation of programmes are done on time.
â€œIf those people donâ€™t account although they are appointed by the District Service Commission, we shall find ways of dealing with them,â€ Byaruhanga warned.
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