Technocrats trained on asset management – experts expect loss reduction  

UN DESA’s Tim Higler. Photo by Denis Otti

Gulu – Nine districts’ officials especially technical staff from Moroto, Yumbe, Gulu, Hoima, Otuke, Amuria, Amudat, Omoro and Kasese have been trained on Proper Asset Management.

The training, according to the organizer was aimed at reducing losses incurred by district during disposal of government assets.

The training was organized and sponsored by United Nations [UN DESA] at Bomah hotel, Gulu town.

Joel Mundua – Lead specialist at United Nations Capital Development Fund while speaking to the trainees said that government losses a lot of money on poor assets management.

He reveals this is done by both central government and district [officials] leaders due to their poor asset management skills.

Mr Mundua added that the training will equip district officials on how to manage government assets to reduce on the mismanagement of such property.

Tim Hilger – who’s the Economic Affairs Officer at United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs [UN DESA] also, reiterated that the training will greatly equip local leaders with proper assets’ management in order to reduce over spending of tax payers’ money.

“Poor asset management can be reduced through proper management by the district officials. I appeal to those who have been trained to implement the training for proper service delivery to the citizens of this country,” Hilger added.

Some of the trainees who spoke to this contemporary news website, fearing identification, issued mixed reactions, with many saying they were so green about assets management.

The assets’ management ‘students’ vowed to reduce on rampant losses undertaken by their respective districts during procurement and disposal of public assets.

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