The ban on inter-district travel has taken a huge toll on service delivery in Kalungu
district. The LC V Chairperson, Ahmed Nyombi Mukiibi, says a number of public servants including key staff are
not reporting to their duty stations because they were locked out of the
that a reasonable number of staffs reside outside Kalungu district and have
been affected by the ban on inter-district travel as one of the control
measures against the spread of the second wave of COVID-19.
He says that many of their staff live in towns in the mother district of Masaka
whey they can get ample accommodation space and other social amenities that can
hardly be got within Kalungu district. Nyombi is afraid that the absence of the staff including some heads of
departments is frustrating service delivery and will eventually lead to the
district’s failure to meet its performance targets as per the approved annual
Some of those locked out of the district include the Chief
Administrative Officer, his deputies, the District Health Officer, Senior
Procurement Officer, a number of health workers and heads of health facilities
//Cue in: (Luganda)
“naye obuwereza ….
Cue out; ….endwadde
As a result, Nyombi has formally petitioned the office of the Resident District
Commissioner and Greater Masaka Regional Internal Security Officer requesting
special consideration for civil servants to be allowed to travel to and from
Caleb Tukaikiriza, the Kalungu District Resident Commissioner acknowledges the
effects that travel restrictions are presenting. He, however, says that he cannot
provide an immediate solution to the challenge. He says that he needs time to seek further guidance from his superiors on what to do.
//Cue in: “abakozi abakola mu Kalungu…..
Cue out: …..kijja kutukosa.”//
Kyotera district local government headquarters have been
closed for fourteen days after several workers tested positive for COVID-19.
Patrick Kintu Kisekulo, the Kyotera district Chairperson says management took
a decision to close the headquarters after a reasonable number of their staff
tested positive for Coronavirus during their institutionalized testing
According to Kisekulo, three of the staff found positive had received their
first COVID-19 jab, which created fear at the headquarters necessitating the
closure of the offices to respond to the situation.