servants in Agago district are in trouble for their alleged involvement in
partisan politics in their line of duty.
They are Patrick Lapok, a
teacher attached to Lira Palwo Senior Secondary School, Deogratuis Deodato
Menya, the Senior Assistant Secretary for Omiya Pachua Sub County, Geoffrey
Olweny, a health worker at Otumpili health center II and another only identified
as Jack, a teacher of Ngora P7 School.
Others include a Sub County Community Development Officer
and three primary school teachers whose particulars were not readily available
by the time of publishing this story.
Agago District Chief Administrative Officer,
Fred Kalyesubula has tasked the implicated officers for an explanation on their
involvement in partisan politics.
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Kalyesubula says the matter came to the limelight following
numerous complaints from the public against the civil servants who are being
accused of politicking instead of rendering services required of them.
has cautioned civil servants against engaging in partisan politics, saying any
breach of the foregoing warnings will result in sanctions.
Agago District LC V Chairperson, Leonard Ojok condemned the conduct of the
civil servant, saying they are expected to work in accordance with civil
He says such conduct compromises the confidence of
the public in civil servants and asked them to exercise professionalism and serve
their communities without bias.
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Section F-p (3) of the Public Service Standing Orders 2010 stipulates that once
a public officer wishes to contest for a position in a political party, he or
she is required to retire in accordance with the Pension Act or resign from the
The order further states that any staff of the
service who wishes to engage in politics, must resign and join the private
sector where there would be no limitation on their political activities.