It’s reported that the District Service Commission advertised for 24 jobs slots for Parish Chiefs who are expected to oversee the implementation of the Parish Development Model (PDM). However, the list of successful applicants had 74 recruits, 50 personnel more than what was required.
Through their lawyer, Egaru and Company Advocates, the applicants want the court to issue a permanent injunction restraining the school and Ventorino Otto from using, claiming the land in contention, or receiving any benefits or compensation from the school occupying the land.
The Agago District Chief Administrative Officer Stephen Oloya Gunya says that the affected staff are currently being investigated in connection to the alleged negligence of duty that led to the theft of essential government drugs from their respective health facilities.
The Agago Senior District Planner, Bongomin Akal, says that part of the disbursement totaling Shillings 2.3billion has been apportioned to cater for infrastructure development, non-wage, recurrent development grants, ex-gratia honoraria, and councilors allowances.
The Patongo Urban Council III Chairperson Joseph Komakech presented allegations of corruption, incompetence, misappropriating funds and poor interpersonal relationship with others as part of their reasons that they want the transfer of the Town Clerk.
Charles Kumakec, the Chairperson of Oyarontonge Superstars Computer Application Youth Group in Agago Town Council, attributed the poor repayment of the YLP funds to limited training of the beneficiaries on enterprise selection and financial management skills.
The three-day training that was supposed to commence on Wednesday was organized by the district education to orient headteachers of all government-aided primary and secondary schools ahead of the school reopening slated for January next year.
The facility was closed in June following an eviction order issued by the court that directed the health unit to evacuate its initial location following a longstanding land dispute with one of its neighbours.
By the time of his election, the workers representative James Ocan Oyaro was serving as the Human Resource Personnel Officer at Patongo Town Council. He was subsequently appointed the Senior Assistant Secretary for Lamiyo Sub County in Agago district, an office he assumed on Friday.
Mohammed Okwir, the Adilang Sub-County LCIII Chairperson says that the families are now in dire need of urgent help adding that there is a possibility of food shortage in the next months due to crop destruction.
Agago District Chairperson Leonard Ojok Opio says that they are working around the clock and engaging the Public Service Commission for an increment in the wage bill to allow them to recruit more staff. He says currently the district has a shortage of close to 500 teachers while the health sector alone requires about 100 staff considering that some health facilities will be elevated from Health Center II to Health Center III.
According to Opio, owners of small trucks impounded with charcoal will be required to pay shillings 1.5 million while big lorries will pay shillings 3 million. while culprits apprehended transporting charcoal in trailer trucks will pay between shillings 5 and 10 million.
The matter came to the limelight after Denis Makmot, the owner of the private teak tree forest sought the intervention of the district leaders to apprehend Felix Okidi, the field extension officer attached to Mura parish in Wol Sub County, who reportedly took photos of his teak tree species under unclear circumstances.
The funds worth over 40 million shillings were disbursed last year in August by the Ministry of Education to facilitate the maintenance and cleanliness of school compounds, classrooms and overseeing the safety of school property regularly following the closure of schools.
James Peny-Wii, the Director of Project Risk, Monitoring and Control at IG, says that reports indicated the beneficiaries lost a great share of the project fund to the contractor in procuring equipment.