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ICT Minister asks local government staff to support NRM or quit

ICT Minister Judith Nabakooba. PHOTO via @JudithNabakoob1

Jinja, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The newly appointed Information and Communication Technology- ICT and National Guidance Minister, Judith Nabakooba has urged local government employees to support the ruling National Resistance Movement-NRM government or quit their jobs.

Nabakooba was addressing Jinja district local leaders, technocrats and national data center Uganda-NITAU employees at Jinja district council hall on Tuesday afternoon.

She noted that there are local government employees who have found pride using social media platforms to criticise NRM yet they are supposed to sensitize the population on the prevailing peace ushered in by the current government.

Nabakooba also took a swipe at some local government public relations officers for failing to update district websites detailing government achievements such as mechanized agricultural systems in preference of discussing political tales, which have dragged young people in abject poverty since they lack information to transform their lives.

The Jinja district LC V chairperson, Titus Kisambira tasked Nabakooba to ensure that all sub counties are digitalized, saying this will ease their work of highlighting government achievements.

“Smart phones are everywhere but our main challenge is that sub counties are not yet linked to the free internet services. It is hard for us to highlight their achievements on the district website without internet,” he said.

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  1. “Judith Nabakooba has urged local government employees to support the ruling National Resistance Movement-NRM government or quit their jobs”. This lady has come with a lot of force! What exactly does she mean here? Let us try to analyze her statement: 1. All local government workers MUST BE NRM. 2. It is only members of NRM who must be in ALL government employment. 3. ALL STUDENTS MUST BE NRM since in order to Geta job one must be NRM. Hence the earlier one becomes NRM (like in P.1) the better for ones future.

    This is extremely DISTURBING coming from a person who actually was a police officer! She should know that civil servants are government employees IRRESPECTIVE OF POLITICAL AFFILIATIONS; RACE; or RELIGION.If we she has started off her political career by discrimination, then we have a major problem. Someone had better read her the provisions within the Public Service Act.

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