The Agago district Chief Administrative Officer, Fred Kalyesubula, in a notice to the public and the applicants, suspended the exercise till further notice due to the expiration of term of service of two incumbent members.
Agago district local government has suspended an ongoing recruitment
exercise following the expiry of the term of office of two members of its
The Agago district Chief Administrative Officer, Fred Kalyesubula, in a
notice to the public and the applicants, suspended the exercise till further
notice due to the expiration of term of service of two incumbent members.
Both Henry Okidi and Engineer
Barnabas Okeny’s terms of service expired on the 12th February
leaving the commission with Gertrude Ayaa as the only legitimate member to
perfume the functions of the district service commission.
In March last year, Agago district
was okayed by the public service commission to lift its wage bill and
advertised for different job positions but the exercise was halted following
the outbreak of the deadly coronavirus disease (COVID 19) pandemic.
Resumption of the exercise earlier
this year saw over 1000 applicants shortlisted for the different
advertised positions and were scheduled to
undergo interviews between the 15th and 19th
The advertised positions include,
the Senior Land Management officer, Senior Environment Officer, Forest Officer,
Staff Surveyors, Communications Officer, Finance officer and Sports Officer.
Others open positions include Probations officers,
Stenographer Secretary, parish chiefs, deputy head teachers, Senior education
assistants, education assistants and an education officer in charge of special
The Agago district LCV Chairperson
Leonard Opio Ojok confirms of the expiry of the term of office of the two
incumbent commission members saying the law deems them ineligible to conduct
any recruitment business after their four year terms elapsed.
According to Ojok, section 55(3) of
the local government act cap 243 clearly states that members of a district service commission shall hold office
for a period of four years, and shall be eligible for reappointment for one
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Ojok however allayed fears that the
exercise would not proceed, saying the district executive committee is soon
expected to nominate new names for subsequent scrutiny in the fourth coming
council meeting for final approval by the public service commission before they
commence work with immediate effect.