Friday, 14 August 2015

Public officers warned on government funds

The Resident District Commissioner (RDC) for Kyegegwa district Hon. Nyakwera Baguma has cautioned public officers in the district to be extra careful with government monies as long as she is the RDC in Kyegegwa district.Hon. Nyakwera Baguma said this while giving the accountability for Kyegegwa district for the period 2011-2014 on 25th July 2015 on Hits fm. She said, as we may recall soldiers were deployed to run the operation wealth creation program that replaced NAADS, ’’ I  commend them for not being corrupt, being hard working, disciplined and working in all conditions of life’’, said Hon. Nyakwera

While appearing on a ToroDev supported live radio program called ‘Orukurato’ that discusses accountability and service delivery issues every Saturday 8:00pm-10:00pm on Hits Fm, a local radio station in Fort portal, Hon. Nyakwera said a district with 7 sub counties and 1 town council covering 1728 square kilometers & with a population of around 285000 people had lagged behind in terms of development before being demarcated out of Kyenjojo district.
’ We are now an independent district and the funding we receive is used to do development work in the district. We have constructed a number of roads i.e Mpara-Nyakasaka , Kazinga-Rwentuha, Rwekomire-Bulingo-Bukere, Nyabagahya-Kangule & Rwentuha-Kabaraba is under construction’’, said Hon. Nyakwera.

During the 2 hours live radio discussion, Hon. Nyakwera showed it that the construction of the district headquarters is at slab level, Wekomire technical school that is being constructed under presidential pledge is at wall plate and a number of schools have been constructed to improve the education standards  in the district.

 Since our people are farmers and business men & women, we have supplied 1137000 pineapple seedlings, 260000 tons of beans seeds, 29000 tons of maize seeds, 2 million coffee seedlings, etc al under the operation wealth creation program to improve on the house hold income levels of our people.

During the discussion callers were given time to participate through call ins & sms; ‘’we thank the leadership of Kyegegwa district local government for the developments in the district however, the classrooms constructed are not enough in some schools like Nyakasaka primary school to ease the congestion in classrooms given a big population of pupils at school’’, said Donozio a caller from Kyegegwa.

The 2 hours live radio program is moderated by Mr. Kasigazi William Donanto and is supported by ToroDev in partnership with SIDA, NED, DRT, SPIDER & ICT4DEM. We thank all our development partners for the financial & technical support.

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