On 10th November 2013, Sunday Tailor a local citizen of Katooke Town Council in Katooke Sub County, Kyenjojo District appeared on Better FM to talk about the poor performance of Katooke Secondary School. “Katooke Secondary School has good facilities like a well-equipped science laboratory and also enough constructions. However, the school performs poorly due to internal challenges like lack of enough teachers, absence of a head teacher, misunderstandings between the teachers and lack of control by the school management over the students”
The local citizen was discussing on ToroDev supported live radio discussion on Better FM called “The Listeners Forum”. The two hour radio program discusses issues of accountability every Sunday (8:00 – 10:00pm).
Other panelists who participated in the live radio discussion included Hon Musa Swaibu ,the Mayor Kyegegwa Town Council, Mr. Ndabitunga, the Chairperson of Forum for Rights and Development in Bukuuku Sub County, Kabarole District and Mwesige Housein the Senior Town Clerk Kyegegwa District.
|The Listeners' Forum Face Book Page|
During the discussion, Hon. Musa Swaibu was able to give accountability concerning Kyegegwa District to the local people. “In our budget 2013-2014, we received 440 (four hundred and forty) million shillings and allocated 72(seventy two) million to roads, 71(seventy one) million to NAADS, 6(six) million to Community Service, 4(four) million to community Drive Development and 140 million to public health.”
Meanwhile, Hon Mwesige Housein discussed the four major issues that are being emphasized by the local leaders to check development in the District. “As local leaders, we are putting much emphasis in sensitizing the community through forming village education committees, sensitizing the community on health and sanitation, solving the local people’s issues over land disputes through making people get land titles and implementing government projects”.
Local listeners were also able to participate in the live radio discussion through the programs face book page called the ‘Listeners Forum’. “Our local leaders should also appear on radio because we have a lot of issues”, said Tugume from Kyenjojo, “It is very important to see leaders give accountability”, said Oscar from Ibanda, “We thank ToroDev for bringing leaders on board. Most leaders fear to come on radio for fear of being asked accountability issues”, said Abel Lubega Amooti.
The Live radio discussion was moderated by Mr. Mukonyezi Wilfred.