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RDCs Tipped on Effective Mobilization for Gov’t Programs :: Uganda Radionetwork
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RDCs Tipped on Effective Mobilization for Gov’t Programs

Dan Ssekiboobo, the senior presidential advisor in charge of research, challenged the RDCs to collaborate with district leaders regardless of their political affiliations to effectively serve the people.
A section of the RDCs and DISOs in West Nile during thier capacity building symposium held in Arua city

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Resident District and City Commissioners (RDCs/RCCs), their deputies, and district internal security officers (DISOs) in the West Nile have been urged to popularize government programs through effective mobilization to combat poverty in the sub-region.   

Daudi Migereko, the former minister and Uganda Tourism Board chairperson, made this call during a capacity-building retreat for RDCs and DISOs from the sub-region held at White Castle Hotel in Arua City. 

Migereko emphasized that RDCs and DISOs should lead the mobilization efforts in their respective areas to engage the masses in various government programs aimed at the socio-economic transformation of impoverished households.    

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Dan Ssekiboobo, the senior presidential advisor in charge of research, challenged the RDCs to collaborate with district leaders regardless of their political affiliations to effectively serve the people. He also urged the RDCs to ensure that government programs are thoroughly monitored.    

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The Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS) Multidimensional Poverty Index report of 2022 ranked West Nile as the second poorest sub-region in Uganda, after Karamoja, with 59 percent of the population living in poverty.   

Arua RDC Geoffrey Okiswa called on his fellow RDCs to enhance the monitoring of government programs like the Parish Development Model (PDM) to ensure the local population embraces them.

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The government is currently implementing several programs, including the Parish Development Model (PDM), Operation Wealth Creation (OWC), and Emyooga, a Presidential Initiative on Wealth and Job Creation. These programs aim to foster the socio-economic transformation of the poorest households in Uganda.