Disgruntled youths in Adjumani have petitioned the newly elected LC V chairman to disband the District Service Commission over allegations of corruption and nepotism.
Disgruntled youths in Adjumani have petitioned the newly elected LC V chairman to disband the District Service Commission over allegations of corruption and nepotism. It follows the short listing of candidates for various posts in the district, where the youths claim that they were left out despite the fact that they hold the relevant qualifications.
Led by Norbert Anyaku, the youths in their petition dated 4th July want Nixon Owule, Adjumani LC V chairman to appoint a new district service commission to ensure the recruitment exercise is based on merit. The youths insist that the current members of the district service commission will not act fairly is they are left to conduct interviews for the jobs.
Anyaku, who was also short listed, says that he is up in arms because some of the people selected are not qualified for the advertised jobs. He claims that some of the candidates were selected because they are related to some members of the district service commission. Anyaku warns that they apply for a court injunction staying the recruitment exercise unless the LC V chairman acts on their petition.
Nixon Owule, Adjumani LC V chairman has confirmed receiving the petition saying that he convened an emergency meeting with members of the district Service Commission and CAO yesterday over the matter. He says that they resolved to halt the interviews for the advertised jobs until the issues raised by the youths are resolved.
Rev. Andrew Inyaga, the chairman Adjumani district service commission has declined to comment on the matter. Inyanga hang up his phone when our reporter asked him to comment about the accusations about the commission her chairs. This is not the first time, Adjumani district service commission has come under attack over allegations of corruption and nepotism. In 2008, unemployed youths took to the streets to demonstrate against the commission forcing the public service commission to disband the commission.
unemployed youths want service commission disbanded