The Head of the Government Citizen Interaction Centre (GCIC) Morrison Rwakakamba has resigned, PC Tech Magazine has learnt.
Rwakakamba revealed his intentions to leave the seat he has held for five months in a letter to President Museveni on Tuesday April 18th.
The Government Citizen Interaction Centre acts as the primary contact point for government and its citizens and as platform for people-driven monitoring of service delivery.
“With thankfulness, I am handing in my resignation henceforth as Special Presiential Assistant (Research and Information) and secondment assignment at Government Citizen Interaction Centre (GCIC) in the Ministry of ICT and National Guidance,” the letter reads in part.
He said that he had made a decision to “rejoin non-State sector and focus on Agricultural production, public policy inquiry and international public interest consulting.”
Rwakakamba was appointed the inaugural Head of the GCIC in December 2016. The Centre was also launched in the same month.
It has been used to collect feedback from the citizens about performance of various government agencies through Social Media and calling 900 toll free.
Rwakakamba has also been serving as the Special Presidential Assistant in charge of Research and information, a position he resigned as well.
His resignation comes amidst heat in the communications sector following the unpopular directive by UCC on verification of simcard registration and the passing of the Communications Amendment Bill.