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RDC Mpimbaza Hashaka Takes Over in Bukwo

Immediately after receiving the instruments of power, Hashaka asked the Bukwo CAO Swaib Balala to encourage transparency in public service and asked him to start giving information concerning government funded programs and by partners.


Samuel Mpimpaza Hashaka has officially taken over as Bukwo Resident District Commissioner, having been transferred recently from Karenga district in Karamoja Sub region, where he has worked for several years.

He is among the batch of RDCs who have recently been reshuffled and is known for his fight against corruption especially in the district of Abim and the entire northern region.

In Abim district, many local leaders were held to account for public funds and at times, he got police and Inspectorate of Government to investigate several civil servants and politicians over embezzlement and corruption.

While handing over instrument of office in Bukwo today during a handover ceremony, the outgoing RDC Esther Cherop implored Hashaka to be tough on political and technical leaders who are corrupt or frustrate government programs.

I know what fight you have always put up against corruption, and as you officially take over Bukwo, I still implore you to maintain the same stance on corruption,” said Cherop during the hand over in Bukwo Town.

Hashaka who has been given a Sebei name “Kiprop” which means a blessing called for transparency, accountability and proper running of government programs.

He received the Holy Bible, the Constitution of the Republic of Uganda, the national flag and the Local Government Act.

Immediately after receiving the instruments of power, Hashaka asked the CAO Bukwo Swaib Balala to encourage transparency in public service and asked him to start giving information concerning government funded programs and partners.

He also directed that there must be ground-breaking and commissioning of all government and partner funded projects which must be presided over by the RDC attended by the community and local leaders with immediate effect.

Sources from Bukwo say Cherop, the outgoing RDC for Bukwo had been swapped to Karenga but she declined. By the time of reporting, her known telephone number was not available.

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