President Yoweri Museveni has directed the Vice President, Edward Ssekandi, Prime Minister, Ruhakana Rugunda, and cabinet ministers to review the public service.
In a July 17 letter to the VP, PM and cabinet, Museveni cited the need for scrapping, downsizing and merging government agencies and authorities to stop wastage of meagre resources.
Museveni ordered that public servants-policy makers and “money-makers” running the few government parastatals be categories into two.
He cited a report compiled by the ruling National Resistance Movement [NRM] saying there are mushrooming government agencies which have become a burden to taxpayers.
“Why have an agency when you have a department of government dealing with the same area of responsibility? Why have an Authority when you have department of government dealing with the same area of responsibility? Why have Boards for money-consuming units rather than money generating units?” Museveni’s letter reads.
He directed the Finance Minister, Matia Kasaija, and Public Service Minister, Muruli Mukasa, to act before December 20, 2017.