MUKONO – Buganda’s Premier – Charles Peter Mayiga last week burdened county chiefs to speed-up streamlining their leadership performance in preparation of the federal system of governance.
Mayiga gave the assurance while officiating at the hand-over of the performance and service delivery shield to Kyaggwe County (Ssaza) as the kingdom’s best performer in the financial year 2021/2022 at its headquarters in Mukono.
Mayiga is confident that it is only a question of time before the quest for the federal system of governance shall bear results; and ‘therefore the performance exhibited at the county levels, shall be important and adopted in running the day today federal government.’
“Proper and open leadership is what people want and once good performance is exhibited at the county levels, we are practicing what will be done after achieving the federal system of governance,” said he.
Joseph Kawuki, the Buganda Minister for Local Governments noted that performances for counties were assessed basing on budget and accountability; relationship between departments and county chiefs; mobilisation and timely responses towards designated work at Mengo – the kingdom’s seat.
The arrangement for selecting and appreciating the best performing county started in 2014 and it has been won by Kyaggwe three times, Kyadondo and Mawokota twice, Busiro and Kyadondo once, each.
The best performing county receives a shield, a certificate signed by the Kabaka in addition to Ugx5m. The second and the third performers also receive cash prizes, besides the first three sub counties (Gombololo) also receiving cash between Ugx500, 000 and Ugx 1.5m.
The Kyaggwe County Head (Ssekiboobo) attributes his performance to the support and affection of people towards their county and the Kingdom.
Original report by URN