Buliisa district officials work 8 days a month

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More than three quarters of the civil service in the new district of Buliisa, work for only eight days a month that is 2 days per week. The LC 5 chairman Buliisa, Fred Lukumu, says that the new district is moving at tortoise speed. Most staff of Biliisa were seconded there from the mother district of Masindi to help start up the services. According to Mr. Lukumu some staff in the finance department attend weekend courses in different universities, but even those not studying appear on Tuesdays and disappear on Thursdays. Initially some staff did not respect the Acting Chief Administrative Officer Swaibu Muhumuza, because he was a sub-county chief for Buliisa subcounty elevated to a CAO of the district. Last month, the central government assigned a substantive CAO Norbert Turyahikayo. But Mr. Turyahikayo says he is still studying the situation. District leaders want to use attendance records to deturmine which employees stay when their newly approved District Service Commission conducts interviews before December this year. But the Masindi Chief Administrative Officer Milton Kato says he has no more room for former staff that may be rejected by Buliisa. He asays politicians in Buliisa should not interfere with the affairs of the district service commission //Cue in: iNo, it is not possible#. Cue out#..against Buliisai// The inspector General of Government is reportedly investigating allegations of corruption and shoddy work in Buliisa.