KABAROLE -Government through the Ministry of Local Government has handed over 189 motorcycles to all LCIII chairpersons in Rwenzori Sub-region to ease their movement as they monitor government programmes in their areas.
This is part of government plan to effectively monitor service delivery and bridge the gap between leaders and the locals.
While handing over motorcycles, the state minister for local government Victoria Rusoke appealed to the leaders to effectively monitor government programmes especially the Parish Development Model[PDM].
Rusoke said this on Wednesday at Kabarole district headquarters while handing over the motorcycles to chairpersons from the 10 districts in Rwenzori Sub-region.
Rusoke said government has sorted the issue of transport which has been a challenge and it is up to the leaders to do their work.
“These motorcycles are not for carrying goods to the market or for giving to your sons to do their businesses, they are for doing government work,” she said.
The minister urged leaders not to misuse the motorcycles but to utilise them effectively.
She also appealed to leaders to embrace government programmes.
The Kabarole district chairperson LC5 Richard Rwabuhinga commended President Museveni for supporting lower local leaders, saying that the motorcycles will now ease their movement as they monitor government programmes.
He asked the leaders to put the motorcycles to good use, arguing that it would be bad if the leaders used the motorcycles to ferry agricultural produce or animals.
“It will be illegal for you leaders to use these motorcycles to do your personal work not doing the government work. Government launched PDM and this is the right time for you to utilize the means of transport given to you to do your supervision role,” he said.
John Kyaligonza, the Kabonero Sub-county LCIII Chairperson said, as local leaders, they are happy and promise to use the motorcycles effectively to improve service delivery.
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