Civil Servants Joining Politics Urged to Resign

One great basket baller, decease Michael Jordan once said “To be successful you have to be selfish, or else you never achieve. And once you get to your highest level, then you have to be unselfish. Stay reachable. Stay in touch. Don’t isolate.”

It could be on this account that Ugandan football giants, Sports Club Villa, organized a memorable bash at Villa Park to celebrate their Uganda Cup victory together with the whole football fraternity. Different categories of people attended the function right from football to politics.


Notable faces at the function included former Uganda Cranes and current Fufa CEO Edgar Watson, embattled Kampala mayor Erias Lukwago, controversial sports analyst cum politician Allan Ssewanyana and Kampala Central Mp and SC Victoria owner Hon. Muhammad Nsereko.

The chief guest was the MP for Kalungu East who is also the minister of state for agriculture Hon. Vincent Bamulangaki Sempijja. The minister awarded the club five million shillings and also received a Villa official shirt branded with his name.

Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago was handed a Villa Jersey

Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago was handed a Villa Jersey


Embattled Kampala Mayor Erias Lukwago also received a jersey and promised to support the team next season. It may seem like a way to get back at KCCA ED Jennifer Musisi who has since actively took control of the city hall funded club (KCCA Fc). Villa beat KCCA Fc to clinch the trophy.
The Head of Public Service and Secretary to Cabinet, find John Mitala has advised and warned all civil servants hoping to join the race for the various elective positions next year, to follow the provisions of the law and file their resignation within the required time.

Addressing the press at the Uganda Media Center in Kampala ahead of the Africa Public Service Day celebrated every June 23, Mitala said it is not a crime for civil servants to join politics but those who wish to, should follow the right procedures.

“The law is very clear on this and ever since the country started running a multi-party system, a civil servant must resign six months before they get involved in active politics,” Mitala emphasized.

He thus called upon all public servants and the general public to join in the celebrations to mark the Africa Public Service Day at Kololo ceremonial grounds tomorrow.

The day will be marked under the theme; “The role of Public service in women empowerment, innovation and accessible service delivery”.

Mitala said that with women taking up 30 percent of the management positions in the mainstream public service organizations and the wave of innovations in the delivery of public goods and services witnessed to date, he has no doubt that country is indeed moving in tandem with the year’s theme.

Mitala remarked that the Africa Public Service Day celebrations aim at among others creating avenues for the exchange of experiences, innovations, ideas and good practices in governance and public administration.

“The celebrations are also aimed at enhancing professionalism and motivating public servants to promote innovation in the public service.”



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