Local government ministry launches standardized stamps to local councils
The Ministry of Local Government has issued standardised stamps with security features to all local councils 1 and 11 in the Rwenzori Region. The stamps were handed over to the chairperson LCIVs, Resident district commissioners, and chief executive officers of the 9 districts in the rwenzori region that include Kabarole, Kamwenge, Kyenjojo, Kyegegwa, Ntoroko, Bundibugyo, Bunyangabu, Kasese, Kitagwendaand Fort portal tourism city by minister of local government Rapheal Magezi at Kabarole district headquarters.
Richard Rwabuhinga the Kabarole district Chairperson LCV requested the minister to consider all local council executives at the level of villages and parishes in giving them allowances like the little given to the chairpersons which will affluence them to do their work willingly.
“The 120,000/= received by the chairman Lci creates a problem for them to operate with their executive since will not agree on who to work and the desire is to create an opportunity tor them too other than supporting only the chairpersons”said Rwabuhinga
Rwabuhinga added that there is a need to increase their salaries too since they hold the same qualifications as the members of parliament but earn less but do much in the districts
Swizin Mugyema Local Government Commissioner said that the reason to introduce new standardised stamps was to make it an official property of the government to reduce to those that consider them personal being the ones that purchased them and be handed over to the next regime if one is leaving office.
Minister of local government Rapheal Magezi warned those who will tempt to forge the standardized stamps since the one offered have security marks with codes known by the officials only and told them to return all the unauthorized stamps in circulation to their district chairpersons.
Magezi told the chairpersons to convene meetings in their respective villages where they will declare the stamps to locals and to ask the president’s question about education on whether it should remain a parent contributory Universal education or totally free education for all. In the same meeting at LCs where to find out among their villages how many homes were growing food beyond their stomachs with a reserve to put to market to generate house hold incomes, and to mobilize communities to continue a spirited fight against the pandemic Covid19 and continue working hand in hand with district health teams especially Covid19 task force.
The issuing of standardized stamps, the minister told the meeting at Kabarole District headquarters that the exercise is happening all throughout the country with all respective leaders gathering across their sub region to receive the stamps that will be distributed to lower local government local councilsin the country where each village will receive a uniform stamp that was done to reduce on forgery, theft, impersonation that is on rise in many parts of country.