President Yoweri Museveni has directed Resident District Commissioners (RDCs) to “distribute copies of the National Budgets to the public and to local FM radios in their various areas of deployment”, State House officials said.
Museveni, who says Ugandans are entitled to budgetary information, believes the initiative will enable people “understand why the Movement government puts more money in some areas like infrastructural development than in others.”
Museveni made the remarks while he was meeting Bugisu local leaders Wednesday at the State Lodge in Mbale Municipality.
The leaders commended and appreciated his taking off time from a busy schedule to sensitize the people of Uganda on issues pertaining to the proposed Land Amendment Bill, according to officials.
They also promised to continue spreading the President’s land sensitization message to their people.
Museveni, on his part, explained to his visitors the government’s choice of the prioritized development programmes and informed them that the Movement chose to prioritize and start with the construction of roads adding that other areas, including building district hospitals, among others, would gradually be worked on.
“We may not do things all at ago. We have a plan but we need to go step by step,” he said.