District Commissioner, Darius Nandiinda and State Finance Minister, David
Bahati, have clashed with Lt. Col. Charles Tebarura, the coordinator of the Operation
Wealth Creation-OWC program in Kabale over the distribution of inputs to
The trio clashed at a meeting for greater Kabale district National Resistance
Movement-NRM party leaders that were held at Kigezi College Butobere in
Kabale on Wednesday district.
meeting that was organized by Bahati was aimed at sharing ideas on how
to formulate a Memorandum of Understanding that will presented to
President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni during his tour in Kigezi region between July
30-31, 2019 to sensitize residents about wealth creation.
Trouble started after Nandiinda took to the podium to address the leaders
but instead tasked Tebarura to explain to the minister why he repeatedly failed
to give the local leaders first priority when it comes to distributing OWC
He claimed that ever since OWC replaced NAADS, leaders in Kabale
district have been yawning for inputs. Nandiinda ordered Tebarura to
shift focus to local leaders, saying there is no way they can be change agents
yet they are locked up in abject poverty.
//Cue in: “Colonel Tebarura you…
Cue out: …creation yes.”//
He was supported by the
Minister who also doubles as the Ndorwa West Member of Parliament. He ordered
Tebarura to explain why leaders haven’t been prioritized when it comes to the
distribution of OWC inputs.
Tebarura tried to explain the criterion used to
distribute the inputs but was interjected the minister, insisting
that district leaders must be the first beneficiaries because they are
This didn’t go down well with Tebarura who wondered why he
was being put on spot for working in accordance with the program guidelines. He
reminded the two officials that it would be unprofessional for him to distribute
inputs outside the set guidelines.
//Cue in: “mine is clarity…
Cue out:…abanya kabale.”//
Government introduced the OWC program to improve production and
boost household income. Selected community members receive farm input with the
hope of improving their production an earning.