Local Leaders Demand Transfer of CAO

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He attributed this to the persistent absence of the CAO from her office, which has affected the implementation of planned activities.

Catherine Amal, the Kaberamaido District Chief Administrative Officer is in trouble over alleged absenteeism. A group of district officials and councilors backed by residents are pushing for her removal from office. This was resolved in a meeting convened over the weekend by Albina Opio, the Kaberamaido Resident District Commissioner. It came after LC 3 chairpersons locked up the district headquarters citing poor service delivery. The meeting was attended by LC3 Chairpersons, District Councilors, Heads of Departments, Contractors and residents. Amal was escorted the meeting venue at Kaberamaido district council hall under tight police security.
 
Politicians demanded the immediate transfer of Amal for the district saying that it had increasingly become difficult for Civil Servants to work with her. Speaking on behalf of LC 3 chairpersons, Deo Ebayu, the Chairperson Ochero Sub-county said they were worried that huge sums of money disbursed for development projects from the central government will be sent back to the treasury because the financial year is coming to the close yet the money is unspent. He attributed this to the persistent absence of the CAO from her office, which has affected the implementation of planned activities.

Kizito Engoru, the representative of the contractors said they take long to get their payments due to the absence of the CAO. He said the delayed released of their money was affecting their work. Albert Ejoku, the Kaberamaido LC V chairperson said that he had repeatedly spoken to the CAO about her absenteeism from office without much success. He however, advised the councilors to find better ways to push the CAO from the district to avoid a legal suit. As a result, the local leaders agreed with the residents to petition the local government’s ministry demanding for the transfer of the CAO. Amal who was quiet through out the meeting defended her absentia from office saying she was sick.