The State Minister for Trade , Industry and Cooperatives, Mr David Bahati, has asked Resident District Commissioners (RDCs) to demonstrate sacrifice, hard work and patriotism if the National Resistance Movement (NRM) party is to remain strong in their respective districts.
Mr Bahati, who also doubles as the NRM party chairperson for Kabale District, said RDCs should ensure proper monitoring of government programmes.
His appeal was captured in a speech read during a scientific farewell party of the former Kabale Resident District Commissioner, Mr Darius Nandinda, and the outgoing commander of the UPDF 19th battalion, Lt Col Robert Nahamya, at Acadia Cottages in Kabale on Friday.
Mr Nandinda was recently transferred from Kabale to Nakasongola District in the same capacity after serving for nine years in Kabale while Lt Col Nahamya was transferred to Kanungu District in the same capacity.
“The work of an RDC requires sacrifice, patriotism and hard work. We never found you (Nandinda) wanting on all these values. You ensured that government programmes are monitored for value for money, implemented on time and with quality and you supported the NRM party unreservedly. This is what is expected from all the RDCs,” Mr Bahati said.
He also thanked Lt Col Nahamya and the UPDF for defending the territorial integrity of the country and all the cooperation he showed the people of Kabale.
Mr Nandinda has been replaced by Mr Godfrey Nyakahuma while Lt Col Abraham Mutabazi takes over from Col Nahamya.
The Kabale NRM party elections officer, Mr Mourice Keitaba, thanked the outgoing security team leaders for their support and cooperation during the 2021 General Election that saw President Museveni win the election in Kabale with about 85 per cent.
“I want to thank Mr Nandinda for his mobilisation skills that neutralised the strength of the Opposition in Kabale. He has left when the NRM party support is booming and solid. ” Mr Keitaba said.
Mr Nyakahuma asked for team work with emphasis on NRM party mobilisation and community development.
“For Mr Nandinda to work in Kabale for all these years, it shows that he was hard working. I need team work to strengthen NRM party support in this district not only for winning the forthcoming elections, but also to fight poverty through established government programmes such as emyooga,” Mr Nyakahuma said.