In November, the district recruited 283 teachers who were deployed to different schools across the district. However, the teachers have not accessed the payroll since then, forcing some to forego basic needs like food.
According to Elungat, some officials have their preferred candidates whom they work very hard to recruit at the expense of other applicants. He says that in some scenarios, the officers don’t declare the available vacancies to the Ministry of Public Service and if they do, the number is exaggerated.
Batambuze was signing appointment letters and posting instructions of more than 90 staff when the District Chairperson and his executive stormed his office on Thursday accusing him of soliciting bribes from the applicants.
The decision by the former sub-county councils to allocate land for the construction of the sub-county headquarters have remained a subject of contention in Ongino and Kyere. Although the affected sub-counties are not the only ones that were split to create town councils in their respective districts, the two are under the spotlight.
Sr. Suzan Okwakol, the Assistant District Health Officer, who doubles as the in charge of Maternal and Child Health in Kumi, says they registered more than 1,900 teenage pregnancies between January and September, 2020 at different heath facilities across the district.
John Kokas Okwii, aresident in Tisai Island says most of the residents now survive on a single meal while John Kokas Okwii, a resident of Tisai Island says most of the residents now survive on a single meal a day while others sleep on empty stomachs. Okwii wonders why government hasn’t considered giving them food relief.