The Minister of Justice and Attorney General, Johnson Busingye, has reminded elected leaders in Gicumbi district to be accountable in the process of executing their duties, keeping the contracts they entered with citizens who elected them.
After taking the oaths of allegiance, the newly elected leaders were asked to fight drug abuse amongst all categories of people to enable them realize their potentials in contributing to household, community and national development.
“Some people feel as if leadership is a luxury. It is not. Leadership is serving others above self; listening to what the residents have to say, staying close to and supporting them, considering their views and encourage participation for their and national progress. You are going to face various challenges including drug abuse and other illicit products which you must eliminate whatsoever. There is no room for complacency,” said Busingye.
Gicumbi, being a border district is one of the most affected with drug abuse where illicit brew and marijuana, among others, are smuggled into the country from the neighbouring Uganda which stir instability; domestic violence and other forms of crime.
Residents were also requested to respect leaders and support them in activities aimed at transforming their livelihoods.
The Gicumbi district executive committee comprises of the mayor, Mudaheranwa Juvenal, Muhizi Jules Aimable, deputy mayor in charge of economic development, and vice mayor in charge of welfare is Benihirwe Charlotte.
Mudaheranwa Juvenal, 43, formerly worked as an accountant of Banque Populaire, Gicumbi branch.