In a bid to address the mobility challenge faced by Resident District Commissioners (RDCs)during field operations, the Office of the Presidency has procured brand new vehicles for the RDCs.
Among the procured vehicles were 25 Ford Rangers.
While presiding over the handover ceremony at Kololo Ceremonial grounds, the Minister of the Presidency, Esther Mbulakubuza Mbayo cautioned the RDCs to use the vehicles to monitor government programmes and ensure that services are delivered to the citizenry.
“I don’t want a situation to happen like in Bushenyi where government invested in a fish hatchery but it has never taken off. I attribute this to poor monitoring by the RDCS,” Mbayo said adding that it is the duty of RDCs as representatives of the President and the government to monitor all the government projects in their respective districts. “A lot of resources are sent to the districts and if not monitored as expected, government will continue to make losses and thus denying citizens the right to access quality services which causes dissatisfaction within the population,” she said.
Ford Brand Manager, Richard Musani explained that unlike other pickup truck suppliers whose service interval is 5,000kms, the Ford Rangers come with a service interval of up to 75,000kms.
Musani further explained that the Ford Ranger defines the pickup truck segment with its unique combination of toughness, capability, smart technologies, fuel efficiency and bold design.
“Ranger’s blend of reliability, durability, and dependability have been proven on the most rugged terrain and in the toughest weather conditions,” Musani said.
In his address, CMC service Manager, Mr. Aloysius Kawooya told RDCs that CMC has authorized service centers across the country. “You don’t have to travel to CMC in Nakawa to service your car since we have service Centres in Mbale (Friends Motor Garage), Mbarara (Gaz 2 Fuel Station), Gulu (Comboni Vocational Institute) and Shell Kabalega in Hoima. We shall be opening more service centers in other parts of the country soon,” Kawooya said.