Seven departments in Rubanda district local government are lacking
The district currently operates without a District Production
Officer, Health Officer, District Engineer and Deputy Chief Administrative
Officer. The others are Natural Resources Officer, District Community
Development Officer and District Internal Auditor.
Efforts by District Service Commission to advertise for the vacant
positions have failed to yield positive response.
The absence of the staff has affected service delivery.
Wilberforce Korugyendo, Rubanda District Planning Officer says
that since 2016 when the district was carved out of Kabale, they have failed to
Korugyendo says that the district service commission has
advertised for the vacant position for more than three times and have failed to
Korugyendo also says that some of the applicants lack the requirements.
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Justus Kakwenza Owoyesiga, Rubanda district councillor representing
Nyamweru Sub County says that failure for the district to attract heads of
department has hindered service delivery.
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Robert Kakuru Byamugisha, the executive director of Kick
Corruption out of Uganda (KICK-U) says that the lack of key staff has been
worsened by the tendency of corruption by political leaders who influence
District Service Commission to employ workers of their choice.
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Kenneth Jogo Biryabarema, the
Rubanda LCV Chairperson, says that though seven departments have failed to attract
personnel, the general staffing level of the district stands at 80 percent.
Biryabarema, however, says that there are plans to promote the
available staff to fill the gaps.