The Prime Minister Dr. Ruhakana Rugunda has called upon staff of the Office of the Prime Minister to lead by example especially in terms of enhancing efficiency, performance and speed of implementation.
He said this will improve service delivery in the country and also enable the country to achieve its middle income status target in 2020.
The Premier made the remarks at the end of year staff retreat for the Office of the Prime Minister which took place at Hotel Africana on Thursday.
Dr. Rugunda said the image and reputation of the Office of the Prime Minister has greatly improved and thus urged the staff of his office to continue working hard and aiming higher to achieve the desired results.
“I urge everyone to do more work. 2018 should be for accelerated implementation! We at OPM, must lead by example. We must do our work fast and more legitimately so that others can follow suite. We should endeavor to be thorough and as transparent as possible in terms of effectiveness, performance and speed of implementation,” Rugunda said.
Dr. Rugunda also commended the various departments for their commitment to implement and deliver government programs efficiently under the technical leadership of the Permanent Secretary, Christine Guwatudde Kintu.
“I salute the Permanent Secretary for the good work she is doing to ensure that the staff work hard to implement and coordinate projects in time. The different departments have worked well in ensuring that all programs are coordinated well and where issues have been raised, they have always been solved,” the Premier said.
The UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative, Rosa Malango, on behalf of the development Partners highlighted a number of achievement made by the Office of the Prime Minister in 2017, such as the successful solidarity summit on refugees that Uganda hosted last June.
“The Office of the Prime Minister has managed to implement a number of government projects and programs in the country including organizing the Solidarity summit on Refugees and Launching the fast track Presidential initiative on HIV/AIDS among others. The Ugandan Government has also been able to implement the Sustainable Development Goals,” Malango said.
Malango also commended the Office of the Prime Minister for its commitment to working with the Development Partners in the country to ensure that Uganda achieves its goals as set in the National Development Plan II and Vision 2040.
She pledged UN’s commitment to continue working with the Office of the Prime Minister.
The Head of Public Service, John Mitala called upon the staff of the office of the Prime Minister to be grateful to God for enabling them to work productively. He also said they should be grateful to their families for taking care and supporting them.
The Permanent Secretary, Office of the Prime Minister, Christine Guwatudde Kintu noted that the Office of the Prime Minister thrives on communication, coordination and collaboration with in the various departments at the office.
She thanked the departments for working hard to ensure that the office delivers on the different government projects and programs.
Retired Public servants who worked with the Office of the Prime Minister were also recognized on this occasion.
The function was attended by the 1st Deputy Prime Minister, Rtd Gen. Moses Ali, Government Chief Whip, Ruth Nankabirwa, the Minister for General Duties, Mary Karooro Okurut, the Minister for Disaster Preparedness and Refugees, Hilary Onek, the Minister of Karamoja, John Byabagambi, the Minister of state for Northern Uganda, Grace Freedom Kwiyucwiny, the Minister of state for Bunyoro Affairs, Ernest Kiiza and the Minister of state for Luweero triangle, Denis Ssozi Galabuzi among others
December 15, 2017