Luwero Hospital was recently upgraded from a Health Center IV as one of the measures to improve health service delivery. As such, the government also increased Primary Health Care and Development Fund allocations to the facility.
The area was one of those where President Yoweri Museveni enjoyed mass support over the years, having hosted his liberation struggle between 1981 and 1986. To the NRM, Luwero was a haven, one that the party has always been proud of. Museveni scored 79.2 per cent of the votes in the area in 2006, while Kizza Besigye got 17.2 per cent.
Nakaseke districts was the epicentre of the National Resistance Army -NRA Liberation War of 1981-1986 that brought President Yoweri Museveni to power. The area has been voting for President Yoweri Museveni over the years, and gave him 76.2 per cent of the vote in 2016 against Dr Kizza Besigye’s 21.2 per cent.
Residents in Kabarole district want mid-term assessment of elected leaders for purposes of improving service delivery. During the monthly Baraza meeting held on Tuesday, the residents of Kichwamba and Harugongo sub counties argued that whenever the leaders are elected they abandon them, dont address issues affecting them and only return after five years looking for more votes votes.
Patrick Mwesige, the LC3 Chairperson Bubugwanga Sub County in Bundibugyo district, says the road network in the area has greatly been affected by rains. He says as a result, truck drivers have hiked the cost of transporting cocoa, which is now affecting the growers.
The SMS platform, launched in 2014 by Kyenjojo Integrated Initiative and Kyaka Association for CBOs, was designed to enable citizens in Kyenjojo and Kyegegwa districts relate with their elected leaders through communication.
Understaffed government agencies are overworking their staff, which is constraining service delivery, the Auditor Generals 2012/13 financial year report has revealed. In the report released to Hon. Rebecca Kadaga, Speaker of Parliament, it revealed that of the 18 statutory bodies, there was a shortfall of 706 workers, which represents 38 percent shortfall.
A cabinet meeting held this week has resolved to institute mechanisms aimed at assessing and reviewing the performance of civil servants. Professor Tarsis Kabwegyere, the minister for general duties in the Office of the Prime Minister, says this will help them come out with a national policy of public sector monitoring and evaluation.