By Arinda Nsheeka Wilfred
Legislators on Parliament’s Appointment Committee have expressed worry over the continued political peddling on the District Service Commissions (DSC) across the country. This they say has led to poor service delivery.
Speaking to the political and civic leaders from Kabale, Rukungiri and Ntungamo districts on Tuesday, the committee chaired by the Ntungamo district Woman MP Beatrice Rwakimaari explained that political peddling has sabotaged and crippled the independence of DSCs thus creating more gaps in human resource and corruption.
The meeting was held in the Ntungamo District Council hall
Rwakimaari appealed to all political leaders to distance themselves from interfering in the independence of the commissions if they are to deliver service to the public.
They recommended for increased funding, review of laws to suit the current situation and remit allowances for the smooth running of the DSC.
The Parliament’s appointment committee has embarked on a countrywide tour aimed at ironing out some complaints raised by whistle blowers over corruption, nepotism and incompetence of the members of DSCs in the country.
Committee member Margret Rwabushaija Mubiru assured the leaders that what has been resolved will be brought before Parliament for discussion and consideration.
The Kabale District chairperson Patrick Besigye Keihwa asked government and Parliament to consider reviving the existing laws for good service delivery.
Keihwa admitted that some political leaders have a habit of antagonizing the impartiality of the commissions which must stop.
The host chairperson, Denis Singahache challenged the government to fulfill its obligation paying the allowances and funds to the members on the board in time also to do their part diligently.
The meeting was attended by District chairpersons, chairpersons of the service commission, chief administrative officers and members of the commissions in the three districts of Kabale, Rukungiri and Ntungamo.