The people of Kisoro have appealed to President Yoweri Museveni to consider and approve the appointment of their ‘son’ Robert Mukiza as the Director General of Uganda Investment Authority (UIA).
In December last year the UIA board conducted interviews for the post of Director General in which Mr. Mukiza emerged as the best candidate. The Minister of Finance pronouncement was expected in March 2020 but the COVID-19 pandemic affected many government plans.
The people of Kisoro, now tired of waiting for when their son will finally be given the administration mantles at UIA, held a press conference in Kisoro town saying their consistent political allegiance needs to be rewarded.
“We appeal to Mzee (Museveni) to approve the appointment of own. It’s now 10 months since Robert Mukiza passed the interview to become the Uganda Investment Authority Director General,” said James Agaba, the southern division councilor to the district.
Adding: “The people of Kisoro have for years overwhelmingly supported the President and NRM and we deserve to be appreciated.”
They noted that despite their great support to the NRM government, the Bafumbira are inadequately represented in the central government which they claim has let down their district when it comes to development.
“We believe that if Robert Mukiza is approved for the position he was considered for, we the Bafumbira will have got a bridge and link to the central government,” said Agaba.
Mr. Mukiza served as the Deputy Director of Global Growth Green Institute (GGGI) and representative to Ethiopia, African Union and United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA). He also worked as Lead Economist for the UN in Maldives, Head of UN Coordination in Botswana, and a researcher at United Nations Research Institute for Social Development in Geneva, Switzerland.