Amudat Revisits Wage Bill to Address Staff Shortage

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Apart from the District Internal Auditor and the District Production Officer, all other heads of department are in acting positions. According to the Auditor General’s Report for the 2016/2017 financial year, the district had a staffing gap of 160 positions.

Amudat district local government has revised its wage bill to open room for recruitment of staff.


The district, curved from Nakapiripirit in 2010 is operating with 33% staffing level.


Apart from the District Internal Auditor and the District Production Officer, all other heads of department are in acting positions.


In the education department, the district has a gap of more than 40 teachers as per government ceiling while the health department has a glaring gap of 75% health workers. 

Even with the few existing staff especially teachers and some health workers have abandoned the jobs due to failure to receive hard to reach allowances.

The Chief Administrative Officer, Amudat, Hajji Wasswa Masokoyi says they have managed to save more than 200 million shillings after revisiting the wage bill. He says that the Ministry of Public Service has approved the recruitment of new staff. 

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 Amudat district performance has always been on the spotlight due to the challenge of under staffing.


According to the Auditor General's Report for the 2016/2017 financial year, the district had a staffing gap of 160 positions.

 The report notes that understaffing overstretches the available staff beyond their capacity, creates job-related stress to the fewer staff and negatively affects the level of public service delivery to the community.


Section 15 (a) of the Standing Orders of 2010 mandates the Ministry of Public Service to determine the structure, terms, and conditions of service of Local Government staff.