In his notice dated 23rd August this year, Emmy Kizito Nsubuga the Secretary for Luwero District Service Commission directed the staff to appear in person and file written submission before Commission for hearing in their disciplinary cases.
24 civil servants
in Luwero district face dismissal for absconding from duty and insubordination. They include
teachers, nurses, clinical officers, porters, and security guards among others.
In a notice dated 23 August 2021, Emmy Kizito Nsubuga the Secretary for Luwero
District Service Commission directed the staff to appear in person and file
written submissions before the commission for hearing of their disciplinary
Kizito says that some of the staff appeared before the commission while others
never turned up.
When asked how the teachers could have absconded from duty yet schools were
closed, Kizito explained these committed cases before the lockdown.
The other civil servants are accused of gross misconduct, denying services to
patients, frequent absenteeism, unsatisfactory performance and failure to comply
with posting instructions.
Sources told URN that the commission discovered that some staff were engaged in
double employment, went abroad and others extended their study leave without
following a due process.
One of the staff is alleged to have got married in Kenya and left Uganda years
It was also found that some staff joined the Civil Service to enable them to claim
their benefits from the National Social Security Fund-NSSF and after this was
achieved, they abandoned the duty.
Bernard Okello the Luwero District Human Resource Officer says that some staff
apply for study leave but the duration expired and neither reapplied for
extension or returned to work.
According to sections (A-N) 19 and 20 of the Uganda Public Service Standing
Orders, the Responsible Officer shall stop the salary immediately and submit to
the Appointing Authority for a formal directive of staff removal from the
public service on abscondment of duty.
The orders further stated that the officer who abandons duty shall also forfeit
all rights and privileges attached to his or her office with effect from the
date of abscondment.
Last year, Luweero District Service Commission recommended the dismissal of
twenty-seven staff for uttering forged academic papers to gain employment in
The affected staff included Primary teachers, nursing assistants, a porter and
a pensioner. The affected staff have served in service for over 10 years.