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Museveni’s office responds to Burora’s letter seeking early retirement from RCC job

Mr Herbert Anderson Burora – the suspended Rubaga Division Deputy Resident City Commissioner (D/RCC)

Kampala, (UG): The Permanent Secretary Office of the President, Yunus Kakande asked suspended Rubaga Division deputy Resident City Commissioner (RCC), Mr Anderson Herbert Burora to tender in his resignation if he’s no longer interested in the job.

Speaking to this publication on Friday, Mr Kakande said that if Mr Burora was no longer interested in his job, he should follow the right procedure of resigning other than asking President Museveni to retire him.

“The president is not the one who appointed him. He should write the resignation letter to the right person who appended a signature on his letter of appointment and that is the Permanent Secretary Office the President and we start the process of allowing him to resign. We cannot lock him in office,” Hajj Kakande said.

His remarks came in response to Burora’s recent petition to President Museveni, seeking early retirement.

In his letter dated March 28, Burora indicated that his suspension triggered by his views on corruption, has led to the loss of public trust in whether he can still ably represent him again.

“Your Excellency, if my suspension was to be lifted, the attitude of the public towards my office will be different, which will affect my productivity. The precedence will also deter other RDCs from pursuing the corrupt and corruption will rise. It is on these grounds that I request you to retire me from service so that I don’t bring further disrepute to your name, office and government,” he said.

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“Please accept my sincere gratitude from my family and I, for considering me to serve in the aforementioned role. It has been an immeasurable honour and a rare opportunity to serve in your shadow for the last five and a half years I have spent in service,’’ further stated.

This, however, Mr Kakande says means that Burora will have to appear before the rewards and sanctions committee of the office of the President, from where he will present his case that he wants to retire early.

The Office of the Presidency, which supervises RDCs and RCCs plus their deputies all over the country suspended Burora for 28 days, effective March 5, following his criticism of Speaker of Parliament, Ms Anita Annet Among over parliament extravagance and misuse of taxpayers’ money.

Mr Burora alleged that after criticizing the Speaker, Mr Kakande invited him for meetings where he was guided on the right way of handling the matter. He was also advised to apologize to the Speaker, a directive he turned down, leading to his suspension.

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“In the first meeting, we disagreed on the model of handling corruption. My model was open criticism and ensuring that people know that not all those who subscribe to government condone that kind of thuggery,” he said during an interview with a local daily, two days after his suspension.

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