23 Nov 2022

The Chief Executive Officer of Global Forum for Development (GLOFORD) Uganda Dr.Morris Chris Ongom has outlined a raft of strategic reforms that he says if adopted will cause immense development and trade order in Lira City.

The reforms according to Dr Ongom ranges from governance, physical planning, revenue mobilization strategy and trade order management in the City.

Dr Ongom who is also the President of the  City Development Forum was making a presentation to the Lira City leaders and stakeholders during the budget conference for financial year 2023/2024 held at Lira City Council Hall.

He says a well-planned city offers immense possibilities to enrich the lives of the inhabitants amidst all the complex challenges and that to achieve this leaders must ensure that the people appreciate what is done.

The litany of reforms proposed by the GLOFORD CEO includes: dialogues on Trade orders in Lira City with the business Community and leaders, development of Trader Order Ordinance (TOO), setting up the city commercial court, Plan for Enforcement, dialogue on traffic management between City leadership, Business Community, Security, Bodaboda, and other city transporters, Monitoring traffic management in the city, Plan for devolution of CDF structures to lower levels from Division to Wards

 Others are strengthening coordination, partnerships and collaborations with CSOs, Private Sector, and community structures: Synergies, Impact.

As a way of motivating contributions of city staff, Dr Ongom proposes that the city should initiate City level awards culture to recognize partnerships, innovations, and distinguished service to those who serve diligently and selflessly.

During the budget conference, the Program Manager for GLOFORD Uganda, Irene Janet Achen says the organization will continue to provide platforms where empowered young people will meet to engage and discuss issues affecting them with their leaders.

Through the Safe and Inclusive Cities projects being implemented in partnership with Plan International Uganda and funded by Plan International Denmark, Achen says GLOFORD will continue to economically empower the young people through supporting skills development and boosting decent income opportunities.