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Laziness may fail Uganda to achieve Vision 2020 - CAO warns

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Added 23rd October 2018 05:12 PM

She said the government was determined to have its 2020 Vision achieved and the lazy people would remain behind.

Laziness may fail Uganda to achieve Vision 2020 - CAO warns

Susan Akany, the RDC of Dokolo district inspecting one of the roads

She said the government was determined to have its 2020 Vision achieved and the lazy people would remain behind.

By Michael Onyinge and Stephine Opio
 
The leaders of Dokolo district have warned that the high rate of laziness among the people may make it hard for the country to achieve its intended Vision of 2020.
 
The Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) of Dokolo district, George William Omuge said most of the communities in his district were not helping the Government to meet its Vision of 2020. 
 
The Government projected that Uganda will become a middle income generating and earning country through improvement of different sectors including agriculture which employs the largest number of people.
 
"If we are to achieve the targeted Vision of 2020, we need to stop being lazy. We need to work hard to help our communities change. The Government has good intentions for its people but it us who need to change. The change should be our attitude towards work that makes us earn something,"Omuge said.
 
He was addressing the locals at Agwecobangi Primary School in Dokolo Town recently.
 
Omuge had no kind words for locals whom he blamed for failing some of the Government programmes that are meant to get them out of poverty.  
 
"Government has given us many things but laziness is hindering some of us from moving ahead. Programmes like Operation Wealth Creation, NUSAF1, 2and 3, PRDP have had a lot of money injected in them but we are not changing. What do we need now?" Omuge wondered.
 
As a head of civil service in the district, he admitted that they had their own challenges like shortage of human resource in some technical areas, which he said could still not stop an individual in his or her home to make money and come out of poverty.
 
Omuge said he is aware of the shortage of 40% of staff in the district teaching service and that they are in touch with the Government to see how the number can be improved.
 
"We have 60% of the teachers which should still help us to perform as other alternatives are being sought," he said.
 
The LC5 of Dokolo district, Fredrick Dickens Odongo admitted that the Government has tried to do its part like putting in place programmes of Universal Primary and Secondary Education that had helped the district increase on the number of children attaining higher education.
 
The Resident District Commissioner of Dokolo, Susan Akan, said the Government had registered a lot of achievements in infrastructural development throughout the country.
 
She cited the tarmacked road that connects Soroti to Lira through Dokolo, the clean water and schools.
 
Akany promised to continue monitoring the Government programmes for the good of the people
 
She said the government was determined to have its 2020 Vision achieved and the lazy people would remain behind.
 
 
 

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