The Secretary of Sembabule's District Service Commission, Assiat Nassolo, is to be sacked for keeping unqualified public workers in their jobs.
The order to sack Nassolo comes from the Inspector General of Government, Raphael Baku. In a letter to the Sembabule Chief Administrative Officer, the IGG gives an example of an instance in which Nassolo knowingly kept the Examiner of Accounts, Kenneth Natumanya, in a job from which he was fired.
Natumanya was fired from his job during local government restructuring exercise in September 2005. He was asked to leave because of incompetence and the lack of basic academic qualifications.
According to the letter, Assiat Nassolo deliberately misled the Town Clerk of Sembabule by changing minutes of a meeting in which Natumanya's sacking was agreed upon.
Between September 2005 and June 2009 Natumanya was paid salary of 11 million shillings for a job that was no longer his.
The IGG also recommends that the Town Clerk, Leonard Tumusiime, should be reprimanded for neglect of duty. This arises from his failure to act promptly on the sacking of Kenneth Natumanya, leading to the fraud committed by Assiat Nassolo.
District Service Commissions are among the most powerful body's in the local government system. They are in charge of hiring and firing staff and in many districts have been accused of using this power for personal gain.