GOVERNMENT HAS DIRECTED THAT RURAL ELECTRIFICATION AGENCY BE MAINSTREAMED AS A DEPARTMENT UNDER MINISTRY OF ENERGY

Government through cabinet has directed that the controversial Rural Electrification Agency be mainstreamed as a department  under the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development, the Permanent Secretary , Mr. Robert Kasande has revealed.

Kasande , in a statement also dismissed as falsehoods , claims that the Ministry had renewed the contracts of  Eng.  Godfrey Werikhe and  Eng. John Turyagyenda as employees of the defunct REA. The PS was reacting to a fake letter purportedly written by President Yoweri Museveni complaining as to why the two officials’ contracts had been renewed.

Kasande clarified that the ministry had not renewed the contracts of the said individuals  and that cabinet has decided to rationalize  government agencies , commissions, authorities and public expenditure.

“Among  institutions affected by the decision , Cabinet directed that the  rural Electrification Agency should be mainstreamed as a  department under the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development,” the PS said in a statement .

 He said that the Ministry is in the process of implementing  those  cabinet decisions  and once the process is completed  all employees  including the head of the department  will be recruited by the  public Service Commission  in accordance with the  Uganda Public Service Standing Orders ,2010.

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