By Leilah Bbaale
Leaders in Hoima City have been advised to take leadership as a responsibility and not just titles.
The call was made by Julius Masereka, the Principal Urban Officer at the Ministry of Local Government during the induction meeting for Hoima City leaders that is underway at Hoima Resort Hotel. The three days engagement that started Monday and today Wednesday is being facilitated by officials from the Ministry of Gender Labour and Social Development and Ministry of Local Government.
Masereka says the induction includes a highlight on how cities can be engines of growth; Local Government Planning Guidelines by the Ministry of Local Government to enable the leaders understand the management dynamics in local governments as well as understand the urgency of administering the new cities among others.
Patrick Mugabi, the City Male Workers councilor who is also the Finance and Works committee chairperson says the induction will enable harmonize relations between the political and technical wings of the city leadership.
He revealed improving leadership and accountability will improve performance and lead to the proper development of the city.
Joshua Byenkya, the councilor representing hoima west city division to hoima city said as councilors they needed the induction and it has been timely adding that it is now upon them to do what they have been taught into action.
In the 2018/19 scorecard, Advocates Coalition for Development and Environment (ACODE) recommended continuous training and mentorship of Local Government leaders on their roles and responsibilities to strengthen social accountability and oversight for improved service delivery.