Former Resident District Commissioners and Deputy RDCs want retirement package
A section of former Resident District Commissioners and Deputy RDCs have petitioned speaker of parliament Rebecca Kadaga seeking parliament to enact a law under which they can be facilitated as they retire.
RDCs and their deputies are appointed by the president to coordinate the administration of Government services in the districts.
These headed by Okoth Nyalulu Thomas , the former RDC of Arua district explain that due to the nature of their work that involves switching them from one district to the other and their busy schedule, this limits them from setting up personal commercial ventures in their home districts as they cannot supervise them hence this leaves them relying on their salaries and allowances.
They further note that their termination is always abrupt and cannot allow them adequate notice and financial preparations.
In her response, the speaker Rebecca Kadaga promised to send their plea to the presidential Affairs committee of parliament for further study before the committee makes recommendations to the house.