The Director Manifesto Implementation Unit (MIU) in the Office of the President, Mr. Willis Bashaasha, early this week dispatched three proficient teams to greater northern Uganda in the sub-regions of Lango, Acholi and West Nile.
The one week exercise kicked off on 12, August 2019 in the aforementioned sub-regions.
It (tours) entailed discussions with district leaders, key among them RDCs, district chairpersons, CAOs, chairpersons of NRM, OWC zonal commanders, security among other selected leaders.
Mr. Bashaasha intimated to the district heads that the main objectives of this exercise were; one, continuous assessment of the progress of implementation; secondly, determine the bottlenecks affecting manifesto implementation and possible way forward
Thirdly, field visits with media teams to ascertain actual progress of the manifesto implementations.
A good number of district heads welcomed and thanked the field monitoring idea by the Office of the President saying “these kinds of impromptu visits are really necessary for fast tracking the manifesto performance”.
The leaders, in accord congratulated Bashaasha for the initiative.
The director who heads the West Nile team says his team “has so far visited various infrastructural projects and other magnificent installations to ascertain their work progress, commitments and alignment to the manifesto trajectory”.
Some of the projects visited Include; Romogi Seed secondary school in Yumbe, Lokopio Hill Technical & Vocational Institute also in Yumbe district.
Others are Kochie Water project in Nyarabu village – Koboko district where over 1200 people are connected to National Water and Sewage Corporation.
More included Arua hospital, Yumbe ferry, and electricity transmissions projects, among others.
According to Bashaasha, the preliminary assessment of the exercise so far puts West Nile region at an overall steady progress performance of over 60% implementation index.
The detailed case by case performance per district will be availed later after the monitoring exercise which ends tomorrow Friday 16th August 2019.