2 December 2012

Uganda: Museveni Orders Sacking of District Leaders

President Yoweri Museveni has ordered the sacking of leaders in the districts of Soroti, Lira, Kabaale and Kisoro over stolen road signposts.

The leaders facing the sack are resident district commissioners, their deputies, chief administrative officers (CAOs), the Police chiefs, internal security officers (ISO) and chiefs.

The leaders have until December 30 to find stolen signposts and reflectors meant for road safety on the Soroti-Lira and Kabale-Kisoro roads or they should be sacked, the President has directed.

The President also demanded the works and transport minister, Abraham Byandala, to immediately avail him with a report detailing what action he took against staff from his office who inflated the costs of the construction of the Kibaale-Kisoro Road.

In a strongly worded letter to Byandala, the President noted: "How can the theft go on and nobody takes action? What do our development partners who gave us loans or grants for these roads think? Why should this happen with impunity?"

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