Apac District Chairman, Bob Okae has lauded heads of department and other technical staff for effectively implementing Council resolutions.
While commissioning a new vehicle procured for Planning Unit at District Headquarters on Wednesday (13th September 2017), Okae noted that several Council and Government decisions were being put to reality by staff, a gesture of team spirit between political and civic leaderships.
The Toyota brand new Double Cabin Pick-up, with registration number: LG0039-009, cost shs151, 920,000. “It’s my conviction is that there must be a conducive atmosphere for all leaderships in order to realize the dreams of the district, “he said.
“I hate conflicts, hatred, backstabbing, witchunt, rumour mongering which are all enemies of peace and development in any organization,” Okae added.
He cautioned heads of department and drivers against abusing government vehicles for personal benefits. “All vehicles and others procured by Apac District Local Government are properties of the district. Do not personalize them. Do not drive vehicles save for Chief Administrative Officer, Resident district Commissioner, District Chairman and District Health Officer,” he cautions.
Resident District Commissioner, Beatrice Akello advised that government vehicles and motorcycles be used to facilitate implementation of development activities. She added that RDCs are legally empowered to impound vehicles being misused as such errant officers are charged at Anti-corruption court for abuse of office and vandalizing government property.
“Avoid using government vehicles to take you to bars and night clubs, you risk being heavily punished,” she cautions.
Chief Administrative Officer, Seraphine Alia revealed that technical staff are ready and willing to promptly implement all lawful resolutions of the Council. He advised Heads of Department to ensure timely servicing and repairs of vehicles to avoid unnecessary breakdowns. “If a government vehicle is being abused, I do not hesitate to retrieve it from the head of department and reallocate the property to a responsible officer,” Alia warns.