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Kabarole Hit by Staff Shortage :: Uganda Radionetwork
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Kabarole Hit by Staff Shortage

Dunstan Balaba, the Kabarole Chief Administrative Officer admits the shortage but says the staff transfer is temporary. He explains that the staff will return when Bunyangabu recruits new staff next month.

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Kabarole district is grappling with a staff shortage following the transfer of some staff to the newly created Bunyangabu district. 

 

Bunyangabu became operational on July 1st 2017. To kick start the new district, the mother district Kabarole transferred 30 out of the 65 workers to Bunyangabu.  Kabarole also handed over four vehicles to the new district.

 

The transfer has now caused shortage of staff at Kabarole headquarters in Kitumba. The most affected departments are administration, health, production and education.

 

 

The education department has remained with only three staff out of the seven that were previously in the department, which has affected inspection of schools in Burahya County. 

 

The Health department had ten inspectors but only four are remaining following the transfer of six inspectors to Bunyangabu.  

Dunstan Balaba, the Kabarole Chief Administrative Officer admits the shortage but says the staff transfer is temporary. He explains that the staff will return when Bunyangabu recruits new staff next month. 

He says that due to staff shortage, the available officials are forced to take on more than one responsibility. Peter Musinguzi, the Bunyangabu Interim LC V Chairperson, says council will convene next week and appoint members of the District Service Commission who will recruit new staff.  

He explains that there are more than 50 vacancies to be filled in the new district. The staff shortage is being felt by some residents and technical staff.  Ronald Ategeka, a staff in the District Health Department, says that the some activities such as mobilizing communities for immunization have stalled due to inadequate health inspectors.  

 

Benjamin Muhumuza, a Dairy farmer in Kichwamba Sub County, says for the past two weeks, veterinary services to farmers in the area have been poor due to inadequate extension workers.

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Henry Mwirumubi, a resident of Karambi Sub County is worried that Kabarole could still face shortage of staff even after Bunyangabu has recruited new staff.

Mwirumubi recalls what happened in 2000 when Kabarole lost many staff to Kyenjojo district when it became operational.  He says it took time to fill the staffing gaps. 

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