Luweero district service commission has finally been constituted after more than six months of bickering between the district leaders and local residents over its membership.
Luweero district service commission has finally been constituted after six months of bickering between the district officials and local residents over its membership.
Late last year, residents petitioned the Public Service Commission in Kampala challenging the nomination of Umaru Maalo and Mugubya Bomu as members accusing them of being biased.
The Public Service Commission concurred with the petitioners and rejected the nominees but the district leaders headed by LC 5 Chairperson, Abdul Nadduli, also challenged the move by appealing to the same commission. The district leaders however dropped the matter decided to propose other names.
The newly sworn in commission includes Pastor Christian Aliddeki as chairperson, and Steven Lubowa, Abbas Nsubuga, Betty Kyeyune and Habibu Suleiman as members.
The Luweero chief Administrative Officer Christopher Kyomya says that the Public Service Commission approved the five members and they have been cleared to start work with immediate effect.
Kyomya adds that the commission has been tasked to clear the backlog of cases that have accumulated in the district that include disciplinary, confirmation of workers, filling vacant posts and the promotion of 76 teachers from education assistants to senior education officers as directed by the Ministry of Education and Sports last year.
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Kyomya added that absence of the commission had caused a delay in service delivery in the district. There have been demands for the services that were offered by workers in health and education among others, who were not yet recruited though the resources were available.
All the service commission members vowed to serve the district diligently but residents have warned them against soliciting bribes. They also asked them to recruit workers from within the district to address the problem of absenteeism that has blighted service delivery.
James Katumba, a resident in Luweero town council, says that most people employed in the district are from other districts and he wants the commission to review the methodology they use to recruit workers.
He explains that workers trek from Kampala everyday and work half day hence making it difficult to access them in time.
Samuel Ssewanyana, a local politician in Luweero asked the commission to desist from soliciting bribes from applicants for jobs if the district is to gain from their services.
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