Fred Lukumu, the Buliisa LC V Chairperson says that they have severally advertised various vacant positions in the district but failed to attract applicants.
Fred Lukumu,Buliisa LCV Chairperson. He wants government to increase salaries for civil servants working in the district.
Buliisa district has failed to attract applicants
for various positions despite advertising the vacant positions for the last
Fred Lukumu, the Buliisa
LC V Chairperson says that they have severally advertised various vacant positions
in the district but failed to attract applicants.
Some of the vacant positions
doctors, land valuers, cartographers and Anaesthetic officers among others.
He says that even some of the civil
servants posted to the district
don’t show up, saying it is hard to reach and lacks
sufficient accommodation and other social
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Lukumu wants the government to increase the salaries for civil servants working in the district to enable them to attract the required human
He says that unless this is done, the district could be forced
to recruit personnel without
the required qualifications to serve in the vacant positions.
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Simon Mbimbona, the Buliisa Chief Administrative Officer-CAO, says that due to the absence of social
amenities most civil servants are shunning the district.
He says that several employees have left Buliisa after working there for a short
time while others outrightly turn down
"People are posted here and when they find that the area lacks houses,
electricity, piped water or night clubs. They are left without any option but to go
says that the government needs to accord the district special
consideration by increasing salaries of the people working there so as to attract more civil servants.
Lonjino Bahebwa, the Buliisa Resident district Commissioner-RDC, says that some of the few civil servants
working in the district prefer to stay in Masindi and Hoima towns.
The staffing level in Buliisa district stands at 62.8% with 722 staff,198 health workers and 421 primary teachers.
Buliisa District has six sub-counties, one town
council, 30 parishes and 125 villages. Buliisa
District has a total population of 115,506 persons, and 21,704 households, according to the 2014 census.