The Masindi Resident District Commissioner, Godfrey Nyakahuma is not in good terms with sub county chiefs and the parish chiefs over what he referred to as laziness after failing to control the cows along roads which have contributed a lot to destruction of road network in the district.
While addressing residents of Nyambindo trading center in Pakanyi Sub County on Wednesday, at commissioning of a stretch of 7.7Km road from Nyambindo-Rwemigali to Kitwetwe worth 34.4 million, Nyakahuma said parish and sub county chiefs should be accountable over failure to monitor such government projects.
“How can cattle destroy roads when perish and sub county chiefs who are on ground without taking any action? They should be accountable for this”, he stated. The RDC believes that parish and sub county chiefs just mind of collecting revenue without giving attention to projects where government money.
Nyakahuma warned cattle keepers against continued grazing of animals along the roads or else they will be arrested and charged according to the law.
Speaking at the same function, Mark Tivu, the Chief Administrative officer Masindi district local government, promised to deal with lazy civil servants in as a way of improving service delivery.
Tivu also urged community members to report all lazy civil servants so that he can able take disciplinary measures against them. “From now I direct sub county chiefs and the GISOs to monitor the attendance of civil servants in sub counties because with effect from July, I will be paying salaries according to your recommendations”, he disclosed.
Tivu also unveiled his plan to introduce attendance and registration books at sub county levels that will help him monitor the civil servants’ attendance.
The road that had not been rehabilitated for last 13 years was commissioned by the LC V chairperson Masindi, Cosmas Byaruhanga who promised to improve on district road network as one way of fighting poverty.
Tumwesige Vincent, the district works supervisor asked the community members to participate in the construction of roads noting that most of the jobs that requires unskilled workers will be conferred to the local people.