By Wilber Muhwezi Kasibante
The Resident District Commissioner (RDC) of Bushenyi District, Mr. Atuhairwe Robert, has said that the district intends to be number one in successfully implementing Parish Development Model (PDM) in the country. The RDC, who was clad in a military jacket, also stated that he was not eager to arrest people for mistakes in the programme, saying that those who are arrested are idiots (abashema in Runyankore).
“I am not ready to just arrest a Munyabushenyi because of PDM. We can look at issues and resolve them. Those arrested are idiots from other places, not Bushenyi,” he said.
Atuhairwe was speaking during a send-off party of Bushenyi district administration staff who transferred from one post to another. Among them, Mr. Saul Rwamporo, who was formerly the District Education Officer (DEO) is now the Headmaster of the Mbarara-based Ntare School, Mr. Ronald Rwabutwagu who was formerly Minister of Finance in Bushenyi District Council is now Senior Community Development Officer at Bushenyi- Ishaka Municipality.
The party was held at Peak Hotel attended by districts leaders including Chairman LC 5 Jafari Basajjabalaba, the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO), Mr. Willy Bataringaya and heads of department among others.
The RDC, an Old Boy (OB) of Ntare School, praised Rwampororo saying that for the time he has been in Bushenyi he never got complaints about him, saying that must have been why the district excelled in national exams last year.
“We plan to maintain the performance. The transition will not affect our performance. I urge all departments to aim to be the best in the country. Even in PDM, we aim to lead the country,” he added.
The Chairman LC 5 said the good performance of Bushenyi in last year’s examinatins gave him pride as the district governor.
“It gave me credit, as well as the entire leadership and people of Bushenyi,” he said. He encouraged Bushenyi staff to explore their full potential. He also told guests his working relations with Rwabutwagu which he described as cordial.
The CAO Bataringaya, on his part, paid tribute to Rwampororo and said he was always diligent with his duties, making supervising him very easy.
“He always did his assignments and on time,” the CAO stated.