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Ibanda Hit by Acute Staff shortage

Ibanda District local government is grappling with an acute staff shortage that is affecting service delivery to the residents. About 50 key positions in Ibanda district Local Government are vacant forcing the few officials to take on more than one responsibility.
Ibanda District local government is grappling with an acute staff shortage that is affecting service delivery to the residents. About 50 key positions in Ibanda district Local Government are vacant forcing the few officials to take on more than one responsibility. Some of the vacant offices include that of the principle assistant secretary, assistant chief administrative officer, senior record officer, sports officer, education officer, district planner, district internal auditor, procurement officer, district natural resource officer, and land valuer.

Others include clerk to council, senior labor officer, senior medical officer, and senior agriculture officer, superintendent of works, two senior medical officers, nursing officer and three senior clinical officers. John Betungura, acting Ibanda Deputy CAO told the district finance committee today that government allowed them to recruit up to 65 percent staff before the end of the 2010-2011 financial year but nothing was done because of lack of resources. He said the severe staff shortage is impacting on the service delivery in the district.

 

 

Happy Mayanja, Ibanda District Speaker however blames the former Chief Administrative Officer Herbert Matsiko for the mess. Mayanja says the former CAO failed to bring the matter of the staff shortage to the attention of the relevant ministry for redress. He has directed the district local government to write to the public service ministry to allow them urgently recruit key the principle personnel officer, principle planner, 6 head teachers and 30 education assistants.

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