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Kabale RDC, Minister Clash with OWC Coordinator Over Input Distribution

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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.
25 Jul 2019 12:58
Lieutenant Colonel Charles Tebarura,Kabale District Operation Wealth Creation Coordinator

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Kabale Resident 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 farmers.   

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. 

The 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 inputs. 

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 change agents.    

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.    

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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.