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Protests As ACODE Unearths Laziest Tooro Leaders

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ACODE, that in 2012 contracted RAC to carry out research and assessment on the councillors, attributed the poor performance of councillors’ refusal to be interviewed by the RAC.


The poor performing councillors who protested the results are Joseph Mashuhuuko of Karambi sub county, Jorum Bintamanya of South Division, John Kyaligonza of Kabonero and Tugume Emmanuel of Kasenda Sub County accused RAC of being bias.


“RAC officials were biased in their research, assessment and awarding of the results. They were against us because some of the officials are not neutral since they have shown interest intending to vie for political posts in 2016. We do not want RAC to continue assessing us,” they bitterly said.


To the contrary, RAC has refuted the allegations of biasness and unprofessionalism saying, the results were genuine.

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Angela Byangwa, the Executive Director RAC, during a press conference held at their offices on Ruhandika Street on Monday blasted the councillors for being ignorant of the guidelines followed in assessing them.


“The assessment and all the marks awarded were based on the evidence produced by councillors, verification of service delivery visited on ground, testimonies by the electorates during focus discussion. We use four parameters which include the Legislative role, Contact with electorates, Participation in lower local governments and monitoring service delivery on national priority program areas.”


Following the allegations and ACODE’s delay in publishing the research information, RAC has finally pulled out from implementing the score card and ACODE has awarded the contract to Kabarole Research and Resource Centre (KRC).

ACODE officials giving out the assessment results

https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/images/cleardot.gifWhile releasing the report at Kitumba District Headquarters last Friday, Jonas Mbabazi the research Officer ACODE noted that some councillors’ performance declined compared to last year and others even performed very poorly.


Mbabazi also named worst performing councillors as Judith Nyakaisiki with 33%, Patrick Mugenyi of Kisomoro 32%, Rose Kajubu of Karambi 31% and Rose Kabona for People with Disabilities scored 20%.


He said some of these councillors totally declined to be interviewed by researchers which contributed to their poor performance and this forced ACODE to assess their performance basing on the available data such as council minutes, visitors books and consultation with the community.


However, Mr. Mbabazi announced the best performing councillors as Stella Kyorampe of Hakibaale sub county with 84%, Moses Ikagobya of Buheesi with 83%, Richard Tatiina of Kijura Town Council scored 83%, Prosper Businge west Division got 82% and John Manume of Katebwa 80% among others.


The score card performance was based on methodology, literature review, Interviews with councillors, focus group discussions, field visits to service delivery units among others.

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