Over 1000 former workers of Kampala City Council have stepped aside for new staff of Kampala Capital City Authority, starting August.
Over 1000 former workers of Kampala City Council have stepped aside for new staff of Kampala Capital City Authority, starting August 1st.
On Monday during the Authority meeting chaired by Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago, Jennifer Musisi, the Executive Director KCCA, said the institution shall operate with new staff starting with the month of August.
Earlier this month Musisi issued an ultimatum for the KCC workers to hand in their offices by Tuesday 31st July.
She explains that the current city budget could not facilitate double payments for the old staff of KCC after the ministry of Public Service had completed recruiting over 30 percent of the new staff at the KCCA.
According to Musisi, the new staff has started reporting for duty. She, however, says for some of the offices where new staff has not been recruited by the Public Service Commission, the transitional staff that was brought in during the operationalization of the KCCA act shall continue assisting the institution.
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By Midday on Tuesday three quarters of the KCCA offices, including the former public relations section headed by Simon Muhumuza had handed over to KCCA and were closed.
Moses Waidha, the secretary KCCA branch Public Workers Union, is one of the workers who have been affected by the new move at KCCA.
Waidha was found within the KCCA City Hall corridors squeezed with other former workers filling clearance forms as proof of work record left behind.
Shortly after, Waidha told URN that for close to 20 years he has been working in the KCC as a law enforcement officer, adding now is the time to look for an alternative economic survival.
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A copy of the clearance form seen by Uganda Radio Network requires a former worker to clear with the treasury department that there is no money the worker owes KCCA, and that there is no money that was advance to the worker that has not been accounted for.
Other conditions include, clearing with the Information and Communication Technology department on the number of computers, furniture and other equipment that have been left in the office, before proceeding to the human resource department to hand over the institution identity, and medical cards, personal protective suits, bank loans and the office keys.
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