RDC’s to monitor PDM Program
The Minister for Presidency, Ms Milly Babalanda, has directed all Resident District Commissioners (RDCs) and their deputies to strictly monitor the implementation of Parish Development Model to ensure that funds aren’t paid to ‘ghost’ groups.
The minister in a press statement also tasked RDCs to address quarterly sub-county meetings and brief all village chairpersons on the funds and projects scheduled for implementation in their respective areas.
The directive comes amid reports of alleged misappropriation of PDM funds by some local government officials.
Ms Babalanda said the directive is in line with the APEX platform, a mechanism for ensuring that the government policies are implemented as directed in all parts of the country.
The platform brings together the Office of the President, Inspectorate of Government (IGG), State House Anti-Corruption Unit, Judiciary, Directorate of Public Prosecutions, and security agencies, among others.