President Yoweri Museveni has strongly warned to lazy civil servants with a bad attitude towards work saying this causes paralysis of government work and underperformance.
“One of the problems remaining is the attitude of not being bothered with work and this must be crushed. So for you to come with your attitude of ‘I don’t care’ is abominable” he said.
The President was speaking during the closing ceremony of the Presidential Investors Round Table (PIRT) that took place at State House Entebbe.
President Museveni said that managers should clearly task in writing what is expected to be done which will in turn help in measuring staff performance.
The PIRT drives government Ministries, Departments and Agencies as well as local and foreign investors to come together to improve service delivery and improve the country’s competitiveness in the global economy. It is one of the sources of a number of policy and legal frameworks and illustrates a dynamic and mature public- private partnership in the delivery of public services.
President Museveni outlined road transport, railway, electricity, piped water, ICT back-borne, education and literacy levels as some of the major drivers that have seen the economy grow inspite of the challenges.
He said those drivers and others being worked on will no doubt stimulate economic growth and development.
He cautioned government officials that for any policy that is initiated, it should be private sector inclusive as well as country friendly driven.