Uganda’s Presidency minister Frank Tumwebaze has attributed the poor performance of government programmes on the powerlessness of Resident District Commissioners due to the absence of the law to define their specific field of operation.
Tumwebaze told the parliament’s committee of presidential affairs on Wednesday while giving a sector performance review report for the national patriotism clubs.
He told the committee that for government programmes to succeed there is need to have a law on RDCs to define their roles to enhance the implementation of these programmes.
The minister said government is considering taking RDCs to Kyankwanzi to equip them with military knowledge and learn to categorize their tasks as it is not stipulated in the constitution.
He said that Article 203 where the RDCs derive their mandate from doesn’t define in detail the terms and conditions of the RDCs’ work and doesn’t empower them.
Tumwebaze also added that his ministry was forced to recommend that the president sacks RDCs that were not performing after an appraisal which revealed that most them are absentee RDCs.
The MPs questioned the success of the patriotism clubs which sought to inculcate Norms and Values of patriotism in students and youth in all secondary schools.