Yesterday Monday 5th Jan 2015, the District Chairperson Lt.Col (Rtd) Dula Mawa Muhindo started the year 2015 with a service delivery monitoring drive in local communities. This drive is being done by visiting different sub counties and holding community leadership meeting at sub county level. In a meeting that was organized by the LC III chairperson where the District Chairperson was the chief guest and was accompanied by the Sec. Administration, works and finance Hon. Mathew Bwambale together with the Ass. Dist. Engineer in charge of Roads Mr. Rujumba David
The meeting was held at Karambi S/C headquarters. It comprised of community leaders like LC I Chairpersons, Parish chiefs, District councilors, civil society organization leaders, business men, security officers, civil servants religious leaders and community elders from all over the sub county.
The LCIII chairperson Mr. Balitebya Martin welcomed the members present; he recognized what the District chairperson had done by officially visiting the leaders of Karambi Sub County. He thanked the LCV Chair for being a unique leader
Mr. Martin named projects being carried out as; teacher’s staff quarters in some schools, road constructions from Karambi to kyabayenzi, construction of 2 modern class room blocks at Mirami primary school and many other projects that are being done.
He recognized funds being released from central government and were being used for; Bikunya market VIP latrine, Karambi sub county new market, kisolholho new market, rehabilitation of Karambi health centre (above 7M) for electricity connection at Karambi health centre III, opening of community access roads like, Karambi TC-karukumiza road, bukinya-karambi road and a few more. There is also still few funds to extend the road to down mirami and put maram soil,
There are projected activities like electricity connection to headquarters building, construction of VIP latrine and rehabilitation of Karambi market, there is a program of opening a cattle holding market in the sub county in order to cub market in congo. He called upon the political leaders to be disciplined as they do their politics since 2015 is a year of political struggles. He cautioned them not to talk to people what they can’t explain and not to over promise people
It was observed that most educated people are the ones who oppose most of the community service acts. They tend to be big headed and demoralizing to the community members.
The District Chairperson raised a number of issues among of which were; the issue of uncompleted roads works which were pending since 2013. We had moved along with the District Engineer in charge of roads who had to answer to the members why the roads were incomplete. He also promised that the roads which had worn out were to be worked on in the coming financial years. LCIII was tasked to answer why some roads were being neglected and miss used by the locals especially by dumping wastes in them, he claimed that he had to have told the LCI chairmen to mobilize people to do community service and it wasn’t done.
All LCI chairpersons, religious leaders and cultural elders were tasked to sensitize their local people on issues of education, sanitation, discipline children and the youth, fight against domestic violence and clean roads so as to improve the livelihood of the people.
The chairman also told them that the government had done a lot for the sub county like opening community access roads, constructing schools, extending electricity and constructing a health Centre II. Therefore, it’s now the role of the people to utilize these resources to improve their livelihood.
The members present had enough time to interact with the chairman, they presented their concerns and challenges some of which were to upgrade Karambi Health Centre II to IV and also stop transferring and giving study leaves to health workers since those were the biggest challenges of the health Centre
Now the CLV chair then led the whole team for a projects inspection in the sub county. Among the projects that were inspected were; the uncompleted road, the misused road, the newly constructed bridge
The people of Karambi showed great appreciation towards the chairperson’s follow up visit and the good spirit of cooperation which he is showing especially uniting leaders who are of different political parties to one working team for service delivery and promised to work with him much better.