Apac Investigates Irregular Promotion of Civil Servants

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Basil Okello Onac, the Apac District Finance and Administration Secretary, says they have discovered that some staff hold offices that require higher academic qualifications than what they have.

Apac District Service Commission is under the spotlight over irregular promotion of public servants. Basil Okello Onac, the Apac District Finance and Administration Secretary, says they have discovered that some staff hold offices that require higher academic qualifications than what they have.

 

He cites a primary school teacher he didn't name who was allegedly suspended for defilement but was posted as an Assistant Community Development Officer to one of the sub counties.  According to Onac, council has commissioned full investigations to establish the circumstances under, which the teacher was promoted and posted as CDO.



 
KK Akacha, the representative of Aduku town council says they are worried about the quality of service such people can offer since their competencies are questionable. He also cited a guard who was promoted to Assistant Community Development Officer and was deployed to one of the division in Apac Municipality.



 
They blame the mess on the office of the Chief Administrative Officer and District Service Commission, which are in charge of staff appointments and supervision.



As a result, Apac District Council has constituted a select committee chaired by Peter Obong Acuda, the representative of Akokoro Sub County. The select committee, which is comprised by both technical and political leaders, has been tasked to vet the academic qualifications of selected civil servants against the offices they are holding.
 

 
The other Committee members are Patrick Opio, the Apac District Information Officer, George Johnson Ojok, Fisheries officer, Juliet Atoo, the Chawente Sub county Chief, Gilbert Egwel, the representative of Apac urban council, Mary Olomo, the councilor Aduku town council and his PWD counterpart, Sarah Aceng.
 

Serefin Alia, the Apac Chief Administrative Officer has not yet commented as she was locked up in a meeting by the time of filling this story. Apac district is yet to constitute a new District Service Commission following the expiry of the term of the previous commission in October 2016.