Residents in Luweero are calling for stringent action and reforms in salaries given to civil servants to control increased cases of absenteeism in the district. Residents want the government to pay civil servants according to working days and hours due to increased absenteeism in the district.
Residents in Luweero are calling for stringent action and reforms in salaries given to civil servants to control absenteeism in the district.
Residents want the government to pay civil servants according to working days and hours. The aggrieved residents
accuse civil servants of working for three days and half days, retarding service delivery in government offices.
Civil servants in health, education, planning unit, have been in the spotlight for absenteeism.
Josephat Sserunga, a resident in Nyimbwa sub county says its increasingly becoming difficult to access a district civil servant on Mondays and Fridays due to increased absenteeism.
Sserunga says that he went at district health department to complain about absence of drugs at Nyimbwa health center but was shocked to find the offices open, but with empty seats and tables.
Jane Namusoke of Luweero Sub County says her efforts to get a NAADS officer at the agriculture department have fallen flat.
A cyclist at Luweero district headquarters stage James Kakande, says that lack of supervision by civil servants has paved way for poor services in schools and health centers.
When URN reporter visited the district headquarters on Friday, there wasnot a single senior district official in the human resource manager, education department, planning unit, finance department offices.
The Luweero district Chief administrative Officer, Christopher Kyomya, admits the increased absenteeism in the district and says that he has issued standing orders to controll the practice.
Kyomya says that under the orders all workers will sign the attendance register between 8;00-8;30AM and the book will be taken to his office immediately for close monitoring.
He adds that the civil servants who will be netted will face the disciplinary actions that include deduction of their salaries and suspension.
However the civil servants at district headquarters who talked to URN Reporter on condition of anonymity said many of his counterparts are forced to moonlight elsewhere to boost their incomes.
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