Museveni Exhorts Lazy Civil Servants

President Yoweri Museveni has sent out a stunned warning to lazy civil servants with a bad attitude towards work saying this causes paralysis of government work and under performance.

“One of the problems remaining is the attitude of not being bothered with work and this must be crushed. This is holy ground because you are in a government which the people of Uganda had to fight for, to die for, in order to create a democratic government. So for you to come with your attitude of ‘I don’t care’ is abominable” he said.

These comments came as the president was speaking on Thursday during the closing ceremony of the 6th phase of the Presidential Investors Round Table (PIRT) at State House Entebbe.

The PIRT is responsible for providing policy and legal framework to drive government Ministries, Departments and Agencies as well as local and foreign investors to come together to improve service delivery and improve the country’s competitiveness in the global economy in a bid to fulfill Vision 2040.

Museveni attributed the lackluster performance to stuff managers and administrators who do enough follow up on their staff.

“I don’t believe that there is a problem of the constitution protecting public servants from being censured if they do not do well. The one who is tasking should do it clearly,” he noted.

Museveni however denoted that there are some sectors that are tirelessly working to stimulate economic growth and development in the country. He cited the mineral sector as one of those, adding that gold alone fetched 1.3 billion dollars between February 2019 to January 2020.

The meeting could not end without the mentioning of the now declared pandemic ‘Coronavirus’ as the President urged the people and the country at large to be strict for there is no short cut.


He however played down fears and noted that the disease will be defeated just like HIV/ AIDS, Ebola and Marburg once they are careful and know what to do through sensitisation.

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