Rukungiri- The Resident District Commissioner (RDC) of Rukungiri, Mr Martin Mugabe, has blamed the poor health service delivery on health centre management committee members whom he said have failed to play their roles.
Mr Mugabi was on Monday speaking to Advocates for Better Health (ABH) at a one-day training on policy and budget analysis in Rukungiri Town.
The ABH are community leaders and media champions who advocate health and education rights in communities.
Mr Mugabi said while it is a deliberate policy by government to take services nearer to the people, the health management committees only go for meetings to sign for allowances without knowing what is going on in health facilities.
“Lack of supervision at health centres has led to deterioration of services in these facilities because the medical staff are left to do their work without any supervision; this must stop,” Mr Mr Mugabi said.
He warned that health issues should never be politicised and therefore health management committee members should not be appointed by virtue of their political loyalty but their ability to serve.
The training was organised by Literacy Action for Development (LADA), an NGO operating in Rukungiri and Kanungu districts.
The LADA advocacy officer, Ms Charity Amanya, said the participants were empowered to understand the concept of budgeting process and implementation so that they can know how funds reach their communities for service delivery, especially in health and education.