Prime Minister's Stock take and Regional Stakeholders Engagement
The Prime Minister’s Regional stock take and stakeholder’s engagement takes place annually organized by the Prime Minister’s Delivery Unit. This was a three-day regional engagement under the theme “Strengthening the Mechanism for Quality, Effective and Efficient Service Delivery”.
Key policy makers and implementers from central and local government, congregate to deliberate on issues affecting service delivery and attempts to assess successes, failures and lessons learnt in service delivery implementation
The Prime Minister of Uganda Rt. Hon. Nabbanja Robinah presided over the opening ceremony, which took place at Wash and Wills Hotel in Mbale city. In attendance was Hon. Agnes Nandutu, Minister of State for Karamoja Affairs and Hon. Grace Freedom Kwiyucwiny, Minister of State for Northern Uganda Affairs who closed the engagement.
The Prime Minister emphasized that Infrastructure is critical in community development as it’s a catalyst for service delivery as well as education and health. Therefore, it’s very easy to notice the absence of a government where any of these is lacking.
She accorded awards and recognition certificates to the best performing districts in health and education practice as well as infrastructure.
She also noted that it was encouraging to see the awards of education to include teacher attendance to duty which encourages productivity on job.
Leaders should deliver services that address the REAL needs of the people in the communities rather than drawing hypothetical programs and apply government funds to address inexistent needs, said the Prime Minster
Nabbanja mentioned that the NRM government had done great things and many positives achievements in the community and the call was to the district leadership to improve on the publicity of such positives as well.
Prof. Ezra Suruma, Head of PMDU spoke highly about the Parish Development Model. He said it was a well thought out program that should be supported by all leaders, particularly those at grass root level.
Prime Minister’s Delivery Unit was requested to extend the unique service delivery method that has been piloted in 22 districts to the other 115 districts. End