Kyotera District Service Commission officials are on the spot for allegedly soliciting bribes from applicants as well as processing appointments for unqualified staff.
The Inspectorate of Government-IG is
investigating allegations of irregular staff recruitments at Kyotera district
The Investigations stem from reports of rampant corruption and favoritism in the recent staff recruitment.
Kyotera District Service Commission officials
are on the spot for allegedly soliciting bribes from applicants as well as
processing appointments for unqualified staff.
The investigations come a
few days after the interdiction of Aaron Muyonga
Kayinga, the Secretary Kyotera District Service Commission over corruption
His interdiction came after he was picked up by
police a fortnight ago after some applicants claimed that he extorted money
from them with promises of helping them to secure jobs.
A team of officers from the Masaka Regional Inspectorate Office are currently cross-examining some local government
staffs and District Service Commission members at Kyotera district headquarters
Munira Ali, the IG Spokesperson has confirmed
the ongoing inquiries, saying their team is probing reports of corruption and
abuse of office in Kyotera district. She says they will publish their findings
when the investigations are done.
URN has learnt that preliminary investigations
have also unearthed tendencies of influence peddling by some District Service
Commission members to facilitate appointment of unqualified staff.
Those so far implicated are Abubaker Mutaaya, a
member of the service commission whose son Moses Lubega was appointed Parish
Chief with a forged Public Administration diploma, which has since been
disowned by Kampala University where he claims to have studied.
Both Mutaya and Lubega are reluctant to talk
about the development. But Fred
Karyesubula, the Kyotera Chief Administrative Officer, says they are cooperating
with all government agencies investigating any irregularities in the district.