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FatBoy: President Museveni is responsible for the rot in public service

RX Radio Presenter James Onen aka Fatboy has blamed President Yoweri Museveni for mismanaging public service hence causing the rot in the sector that is leading to poor delivery of services.

Fatboy said that although the President is always claiming that the people, he appoints into office are incompetent, it is actually President who makes them incompetent because he micromanages everything.

In reference to a recent case of the 3.5km of the swamp road from Kaliro to Pallisa where the police intervened and forced UNRA to take up the project, Fatboy said that although it was nice that UNRA was deciding to act, it was dismaying that it would take the whole president's intervention in such a small project for any action to be taken.

"Why is the president micromanaging everything? Does that mean the responsible people are not doing their job? But isn’t it the president with the appointing and dismissing powers? So he is to blame for the rot we see in public service." Fatboy said.

Fatboy added that Museveni was making himself cheap by being too available for every small thing in this country.

"In all my life, I have never seen a USA president launching any roads or buildings, even a spaceship. But our president has to launch taps, small roads, buildings etc, it's sometimes too much," he said.

His co-host Olive Najjuma said that because the president micromanages everything, some people who are capable of doing a good job can't do it because they know the president will have the final say anyway.

"The ED UNRA Allen Kagina has a performer considering her track record at URA but because the system is flawed, people like her are some sometimes restrained from doing their job properly. Remember the case of the Civil Aviation Employee Efrance Musiimenta? she was persecuted for pulling down president Museveni’s campaign posters that were not supposed to be there in the first place," she said.

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The Fatboy show is hosted by James Onen aka Fatboy and Oliver Najjuma every weekday from 6am to 10am on RX Radio.

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