Speaking to Uganda Radio Network in an interview, Magyezi noted that the government is looking for money to fund the operations of the new administrative units with the approval of the budget this year.
Close to 80 percent of non-essential staff at the district headquarters and sub-counties were advised to work from home in a directive issued by Chief Administrative Officer Martin Jacan Gwokto in August last year.
William Komakech, the Kitgum Resident District Commissioner, who is heading the District Locust Task Force, says the budget will help in the purchase of motorised sprayers to facilitate the team heading the locust fight.
Jackson Omona, the Kitgum District LC5 Chairperson explains that the debt accrued from the recruitment of civil servants without approval from the Ministry of Public Service leading to an understatement of salaries.
Only four schools have substantive deputy head teachers leaving 87 positions vacant. Omona noted that with the 1:59 teacher pupil ratio against the recommended 1:53 ratio, Kitgum needs to recruit at least 104 teachers to enable the district achieve the 1:50 teacher pupil ratio.
Governments standing order paper which is a signature policy document issued by the Ministry of Public Service to guide human resource management in the public service departments has been constantly abused especially by local government workers.
Assistant Superintendent of Police Moses Oola, the district Police Commander of Kitgum intervened ordering his personnel to forcefully break the padlock and allow the buses proceed. The move did not go down well with members of the Kitgum Taxi Operators and Drivers Association KITODA and officials from the Central Division who attempted to lynch the DPC for siding with the bus owners.
Eugene Lam, the chairperson Kitgum District Boda boda Association, accuses the trio of meddling in the affairs of boda boda operations in the district with the aim of exploiting them. He says the trio has gone ahead to form a parallel association of boda boda cyclists in the district.
A long list of nonexistent health workers was displayed at the facility by Kenneth Nyero, the committee chairperson on Wednesday. It contains names of 38 health workers drawing more than Ugx 254 million in salaries every month.
The Ministry of Public Service in March authorized the recruitment of 20 midwives and doctors who are specialists in Maternal, Newborn and child health after ranking the district second for high maternal and infant mortality rates in the country. It said in a report 1,628 mothers and children died in Kitgum district in 2013 during child birth. The same report said 16 expectant mothers die every day in Uganda during child birth.