The Gulu Resident City Commissioner (RCC), Steven Bewayo, says his appointment and deployment to the city will not be characterised by hostilities but teamwork for the development of the area.
Speaking to Kazi-njema News reporter ahead of his office assumption, Mr Bewayo said he believes synergy is a key driver that propels progress in any society.
He stresses that conflict-ridden societies lag in development; a scenario he says should be avoided if the new city is to be steered to greater socio-economic heights.
Mr Bewayo says during his stay in Gulu, he will ascertain that government development programmes are implemented effectively through joint efforts with all stakeholders so that the people there can develop by benefiting from any projects or programmes designed for them.
The RCC says apart from ensuring that people are secure, education performance in the city should be improved so that Gulu can produce elite academicians who will in turn cause development both in the area and Uganda generally.
Mr Bewayo replaces Mr Stephen Odong Latek, the Gulu Resident District Commissioner (RDC) who has been an acting Gulu RCC when the administrative unit was carved out recently.
Mr Bewayo who was appointed RCC on February 3, 2021 assumes office tomorrow Tuesday, March 9, 2021.
Gulu is among the seven cities that became officially operational on July 1, 2020.
Others are Arua, Jinja, Mbarara, Fort Portal, Masaka and Mbale.