IGG Investigates Iganga District Service Commission Over Illegal Recruitment

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Wangadya directs the Iganga Chief Administrative Officer to stay the implementation of the District Service Commission pending investigations into the allegation.

The Inspectorate of Government is investigating members of Iganga District Service Commission accused of appointing their biological children. In her letter 11th May letter to Iganga Chief Administrative Officer, Mariam Wangadya, the Deputy Inspector General of Government says the Inspectorate had received a complaint that Members of the District Service Commission had offered appointments to their biological children.
 
 
In the same letter she notes that, it was further alleged that the Iganga District Service Commission that conducted the interviews was not fully constituted, which she says contravenes article 52(2a) (2) (b) of the local government Act Cap 243. She therefore says the resolutions on the appointments and null and void.
 
 
Wangadya directs the Iganga Chief Administrative Officer to stay the implementation of the District Service Commission pending investigations into the allegation. Iganga District Service Commission has only three out of the five members required. They are Dr. Mubarak Hamisi Waiswa, chairman, Secretary Samuel Wilson Nyende and James Dhikusooka.
 
 
Two members including Ruth Mpaata the former women representative and Godfrey Isabirye, the representative for the disabled retired early this year and has never been replaced. Joseph Maira Mukasa, the Iganga Chief Administrative Officer - CAO confirms receiving the IGG's letter.
 
 
He says the appointee in question is Peter Waiswa, the District Accountant a son to Samuel Nyende, one of the commissioners. Shaban Nkuutu, the Iganga District LCV Chairman says the district stands to lose a wage bill of one billion Shillings for failing to absorb about 400 newly appointed workers should the Inspectorate find the District Service Commission guilty.
 


Ezra Gabula, the representative of Nambaale Sub County says the failure to absorb the new workers will affect service delivery and also show that the district can't utilize her wage bill.
 
 
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