Kyenjojo Local Government has been hit by a staff shortage following the transfer of staff to the newly created Kyegegwe district.
In 2009, government curved Kyegegwe district out of Kyenjojo.
To kick start Kyegegwe, government transferred several workers from Kyenjojo to Kyegegwe district.
Three vehicles belonging to Kyenjojo district were also taken given to Kyegegwa.
The transfer has caused a shortage of staff at Kyenjojo as some of offices were barely left empty.
The most affected departments are the production and education.
There are no staff at the veterinary and entomology office.
There are only three staff members at the education department which previously had seven.
Peter Ruhweza, the deputy Chief administrative Officer Kyenjojo says that the transfer of the staff to Kyegegwa is temporal.
Ruhweza says that the staff will return to Kyenjojo after Kyegegwa recruits new staff next month.
He also says that they still regard Kyegegwa as part of Kyenjojo and therefore there is need to help it with staff.
Ruhweza says that some of the staff in the district NAADS department will be temporally transferred to the entomology and veterinary department to bridge the gap.
The shortage of staff is being felt by some people who have been benefiting from the services of the departments.
Mark Musinguzi, the chairperson of Kyenjojo dairy farmers association says that for three months, officers from the veterinary department have not been treating animals of farmers.
Musinguzi says that some farmers have resorted to the costly services of private veterinary officers.
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Gertrude Tibakanya, the District Education Officer says that out of seven staff in the education department, four were transferred to Kyegegwa.
He says that as a result, his office is unable to efficiently carry out the inspection of school before the second term begins in two weeks.
Steven Kaija, the acting personnel officer Kyegegwa says that there are 34 vacancies at the district, which will be filled before the end of June.