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Kapelebyong District Gets Service Commission After Losing Recruitment Funds :: Uganda Radionetwork
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Kapelebyong District Gets Service Commission After Losing Recruitment Funds

Those approved are Herbert Otim, as the Chairperson of the Commission and two other members; Harriet Anyango and John Michael Ejagu. The nomination of Philomena Akello and John Francis Obokor was rejected, according to Richard Ssebandeke, the Kapelebyong Chief Administrative Officer- CAO.
Francis Akorikin, Kapelebyong district Chairperson.

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The Public Service Commission has approved three out of the five members submitted by Kapelebyong District Council to head the District Service Commission.

Those approved are Herbert Otim, as the Chairperson of the Commission and two other members; Harriet Anyango and John Michael Ejagu. The nomination of Philomena Akello and John Francis Obokor was rejected, according to Richard Ssebandeke, the Kapelebyong Chief Administrative Officer- CAO.

Although Ssebandeke declined to divulge details about the matter, URN has learnt that some of the councillors at the district petitioned the ministry over the credibility of some individuals recommended for the service commission job. The sources that preferred anonymity said that some councillors raised political inclinations of the proposed persons with the district chairperson, Francis Akorikin.

But Akorikin said that all the proposed names were subjected to the scrutiny of council members before they were submitted for approval. He, however, notes that the three members approved already form a quorum to help the district recruit personnel, urgently needed at the district.

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Since its inception in 2018, Kapelebyong has been relying on other districts to recruit staff due to the absence of the substantive council to identify and recommend persons for approval by the Public Service Commission. The district has a more than 60 per cent staffing gap, with most of the personnel, including all heads of department in acting positions.

Last Financial Year, the district returned over 900 million Shillings meant for recruitment of staff in the district to the treasury. Another 1.7 billion Shillings meant for staff recruitment is on the line if the district doesn’t recruit on time.

Angella Akurut, the Deputy Chief Administrative Officer of Kapelebyong says that the has been performing poorly in many sectors because of staffing gaps.

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During the budget conference held on Wednesday, Akurut hinted that they are stuck with almost a billion shillings of the Parish Development Model because there are no parish chiefs to help implement the program.