Minister Frank Tumwebaze calls for added vigilance from Community Development Officers
Minister of Gender, Labour and Social Development, Frank Tumwebaze has called for added vigilance from Community Development Officers (CDOs) so as to improve the efficacy in the implementation of Government Programmes.
The Minister noted that CDOs as frontline officers of government at the community level should be handy with information on various programmes so that they offer real-time responses where challenges emerge.
He was speaking at the launch of the Social Assistance Grants for Empowerment (SAGE) payments for Mbarara district.
Tumwebaze cited the number of older persons who have been denied the senior citizen grants due to easily resolvable issues such as misplaced national IDs and inaccuracies in identification data.
The Minister also implored political leaders to not leave the implementation of such key Programmes to technical staff alone but proactively engage in monitoring and supervising their progress.
A total of 3,258 older persons in both Mbarara district and city are to benefit from the program.