The instruction was given by the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Local Government Ben Kumumanya through a circular to all Chief Administrative Officers and Town Clerks. In the circular, he asked the accounting officers to instruct all persons with political interests to adhere to election guidelines and Public Standing Orders.
Jjuuko Uthman Kamoga the Luweero District Inspector of Schools has since applied for an early retirement to join elective politics. He is aspiring to contest for LC 5 Chairperson Seat
All civil servants who are
aspiring for parliamentary seats in the forthcoming general elections have been
instructed to relinquish their current positions by July 12, 2020.
The instruction was given by the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Local Government Ben Kumumanya through a circular to all Chief Administrative Officers and Town Clerks. In the
circular, he asked the accounting officers to instruct all persons with
political interests to adhere to election guidelines and Public Standing Orders.
Kumumanya points out that the Public
Service Standing Orders provide that a public officer who wishes to contest for
a position in a political party will be required to retire or resign from
public office at least three months before nominations, to be eligible to
He equally made reference to a revised
roadmap by the Electoral Commission which indicates that all persons aspiring
to contest for Parliamentary seats should resign before July 12, and August 6, for
those seeking election for local government positions.
Those aspiring for Special
Interest Groups Representation in Parliament will have until August 7 to relinquish
the seats while presidential aspirants will have until October 31, 2020.
Nakasongola District Chief
Administrative Officer Alex Felix Majeme has acknowledged receipt of the letter
and said so far one public officer has tendered in the resignation to join the Parliamentary
race in Budyebo County. Majeme says the resignation was cleared and the seat declared vacant.
After the clearence, Bernard Ssekyanzi, a health worker at Nakitoma Health Center III, will be contesting against Public
Service Minister Wilson Muruuli Mukasa. Ssekyanzi says that he opted to resign early
enough to prepare for campaigns and avoid a breach of Public Service Standing
In Luweero, the District
Inspector of Schools Uthman Kamoga has also requested for early retirement to
contest for the Chairperson’s seat. Kamoga says that he has served the district
for 33 years and has since decided to retire to join the elective politics to
serve the area better.
Kamoga says that the Public
Service Commission has already accepted his retirement and is now freely
conducting political activities to win the seat.