In his condolence message, Nawangwe reminisces Prof. Nsibambi’s eight universal characteristics of integrity delivered at the Bernard Onyango Inaugural Lecture on May 30, 2014, which he proposed should be emulated. The characteristics built around paying attention to detail, include accountability, trust, Honesty, modesty and care for the greater good, among others.
Speaking in Kampala at the launch of the 2016/17 Local Government Councils Scorecard Report, Mutabazi, also Lwengo District Chairperson, says decentralisation is now a mockery because the centre gave it with the right hand and is taking it away with the left.
Masaka District Chairperson Jude Mbabaali says that all Local Council chairpersons in the greater Masaka region have resolved to stimulate debate for the elevation of Masaka municipality in commemoration of the day.
The result was Inadequate financing, low levels of human resource capacity, political conflicts, low levels of civic competence, low levels of revenue collection and centralized control of the national budget resources, some of the factors hindering the attainment of a fully functional local government system.
Julius Odong, a health worker in Gulu, believes the change is long overdue. He says centralizing the payroll was an error because it became easier to falsify payments since the paymasters did not personally know the people they were paying. It also made finding a person to hold accountable for mistakes harder.