The minister for Local Government Raphael Magezi has disclosed that government is planning to eliminate all parish chiefs who do not hold a minimum qualification of a Diploma or its equivalent.
Magyezi made the remarks on Saturday April 24, during a parish chiefs model program conference for Sheema parish chiefs held at the Sheema district headquarters.
The ministers remarks comes a moment after RDC Frank Besigye Kyerere raised concerns over parish chiefs who have turned into public nuisances by over drinking alcohol and resorted to corruption practices.
Kyerere said that most of the parish Chiefs in the district have resorted to alcoholism and abusing each other on social media than delivering services to people.
Uganda has a total of 10594 parishes; Sheema district has a total of 74 parishes and every parish is to get 45 million annually once the 2021-2022 financial budget is approved by the parliament.