The Minister for Presidency Milly Babalanda Doka has responded to allegations of corruption in appointing Resident District Commissioners (RDCs).
The Ministry last week released a list of new RDCs in Uganda in which some were retained and many dropped in a reshuffle by the President.
The RDCs report to the Office of the President in Presidency Ministry.
Following the appointment, reports have since emerged how the process of determining who becomes an RDC was marred with corruption.
Kasambya County Member of Parliament Hon. David Kabanda, well known for his close links to the Deep State and First Family is among the very few Ugandans who have come out to claim that many RDCs who couldn’t afford to wet beaks of officials in Babalanda’s Ministry were shown exit.
Kabanda’s heap of allegations have been circulating widely in a tweet on Thursday.
“It’s very unfortunate that many RDC’S were dropped because they couldn’t afford hefty bribes asked by officials in the ministry of Presidency under Milly Babalanda. Understand it was required for each to pay 20M to retain their positions. SAD!” he tweeted.
Speaking to this website hours after Kabanda made the allegations, Minister Babalanda said such claims should be backed by tangible evidence.
“We always believe someone with tangible proof and evidence,” she said in a WhatsApp text.
She added that the MP is being used by mafia in the ruling party.
“He is being used by NRM Mafias. (PHD’s) pull her down,” she added.