Members of Parliament
from Namisindwa want the results from the recent recruitment exercise in the
district nullified. This follows widespread complaints of corruption and bribery
leveled against members of the District Service Commission.
The MPs have written to the Chief Administrative Officer questioning the recruitment
process, saying there wasn’t transparency.
This comes a few days after a mother identified as Annet Nelima
collapsed in the CAO’s office after learning that her daughter, Lorna Sulwa hadn’t
been shortlisted for the job she applied for even after paying members of the
District Service Commission.
She claimed that some
members of the District Service Commission she didn’t name approached her to
give them money with promises of helping her daughter to secure a job. The incident
has raised alarm prompting several people to take to social media to castigate
the entire process describing it as a sham.
Some have called for
the resignation of the District Service Commission and Namisindwa LC V
Chairperson, George William Wopuwa. The Namisindwa Woman Member of Parliament, Canon
Grace Namukhula Watuwa, says the entire process was marred with several anomalies.
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Apollo Masika, the Bubulo East MP, says they have written to
several government agencies like the Inspectorate of Government-IG, the Public
Service Commission, State House Anti-Corruption Unit, Local Government Ministry
and Criminal Investigations Directorate to investigate the recruitment. Masika
says they want the recruitment process cancelled.
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Several residents have thrown their
weight behind the legislators calling for fresh interviews, saying the jobs were given to the highest bidders. Rogers
Khaemba, one of the residents posted a voice note in Namisindwa WhatsApp group
supporting the MP’s decision calling for the annulment of the recruitment
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A group of residents have planted to stage a protest at Namisindwa district headquarters later today to express their dissatisfaction with the recruitment exercise and call for investigations. One of the applicants told URN on
condition of anonymity that the recruitment
process should be repeated because of the scandals around the previous
George William Wopuwa, the Namisindwa LC V Chairperson has
also condemned the process. Wopuwa also took to his Facebook page questioning
how the District Service Commission would be insensitive to appoint people from
outside the district at the expense of the natives.
“We wanted to change the District Service Commission
secretary because of his back ground but the request was denied” Wopuwa