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RDCs List Controversy: Appointees Told to Wait for Appointment Letters, Instructions from Museveni

Fired RDCs Told to Submit Handover Reports

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Hours after the minister in charge of the presidency, Esther Mbayo, cancelled the appointment of new District Commissioners (RDCs) and their deputies, government spokesperson Ofwono Opondo has advised the appointees to be a little more patient.

In a statement issued on Sunday, minister Mbayo admitted the appointment and transfer lists had caused panic.

“Following what has been circulating on social media about appointment and transfer of the Resident District Commissioners, and deputy RDCs, there has been tension and panic among the RDC fraternity,” noted Mbayo in a June 24 notice.

“As the minister in charge of Presidency, I wish to inform the RDCs and the deputy RDCs to stay at their work stations and carry out their functions and responsibilities normally. The general public is hereby informed.”

But on Monday, Opondo issued another statement guiding fresh appointees on what to do next.

“RDCs and Deputy RDCs should stay and continue working in their duty stations where they have been,” wrote Opondo.

“Newly-appointed RDCs and Deputy RDCs should also stay where they are, until the President’s Office calls them to pick their appointment letters and posting instructions.”

And those sacked?

“Those affected by the transfers should in the meantime prepare their handover reports.”

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