In 2014 and 2017, Gulu emerged the best performing district council, according to the Local Government Councils’ Scorecard Report. However, in September 2021, out of 153 local governments assessed by the Office of the Prime Minister - OPM, Gulu did not make it among top 10 districts.
A few days before his transfer, Tibugyenda secretly promoted Busanza Sub County Community Development Officer David Mbonye to acting Sub County Chief for Kirundo Sub County. Mbonye replaces, Kelvin Tumwiringire who was also recently interdicted for abuse of office. However, councilors are protesting the promotion on grounds that the CDO is battling charges of incompetence from his last posting.