Ssekandi Warns Lazy Government Agencies


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ask geneva;”>While speaking at a one day local investors’ forum in Kampala, the Vice President Edward Ssekandi noted that government had been lenient with agencies that have always done nothing but slow down the implementation of government programs.

The vice president described the country’s private sector as an engine of growth capable of propelling Uganda’s economic development and transformation.

Ssekandi added that government’s role through the agencies is to guarantee law and order on top of a stable and enabling working environment.

“The NRM government won in the previous elections, because of the promises in its manifesto. It is these agencies that must translate the promises into tangible services to the people and produce accountability for the money they are paid for program implementation,” warned the vice president.

Ssekandi added, “whereas the Attorney General’s Office has always given green light to most of these agencies on accountability of government funds, members of the private sector have continuously reported to us that services being offered don’t measure up to their expectations.”

The former Speaker of Parliament therefore called upon government and cabinet to put more pressure on the institutions and ensure that their performances are benchmarked on quality services rendered to the private sector, as well as reduce funding to those that don’t perform.

“The Ministry of Finance could as well use these parameters for resource allocation to the agencies,” Ssekandi advised.

The event was organised by Uganda Investment Authority to bridge the gap between government agencies and local investors and was therefore attended by UNRA, KCCA, and Bank of Uganda among other government agencies.



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