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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.

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Buliisa district has failed to attract applicants for various positions despite advertising the vacant positions for the last three years. 

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 include medical 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 amenities.

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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 resource. 

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 their appointments.  

"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 away,” said Mbimbona. 

He too 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.

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