IGG Orders Sacking Of Kalungu DEO Top story

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IGG notes that Bbale was appointed erroneously after providing false information about his professional experience to the appointments committee.

The Inspector General of Government-IGG has ordered the sacking of David Bbale Mukasa, the Kalungu District Education Officer-DEO for providing false information to facilitate his recruitment. Bbale was appointed Kalungu DEO in August 2017.

 
However, IGG notes that Bbale was appointed erroneously after providing false information about his professional experience to the appointments committee. According to the findings in a report issued on April 30th, 2018 by Diana Nabirye, the officer in charge of Masaka Regional Inspectorate area, Bbale doesn't qualify for the position he was appointed to.


The findings show that Bbale lied to the District Service Commission that he had attained a level of a principal education officer in public service, a perquisite for a candidate of the post of District Education Officer. Part four of the Education Act of 2008, defines a principal education officer as someone with senior management experience of at least nine years under the supervision of public service.

 
The findings show that although, Bbaale possesses the genuine academic credentials; he had just crossed from the private sector, which would see him join the public service at the level of an Education officer. Now, Mariam Wangandya, the Deputy Inspector General of Government has ordered the district to revoke Bbale's appointment within 60 days.
 
 
She also directs Kalangala Chief Administrative Officer to withdraw assignments of duty from Scovia Kasingirwa, the secretary to the District Service Commission for exhibiting incompetence.
 
 
The report pins Kasingirwa for misleading the District Service commission to shortlist a candidate who didn't qualify for the job. Wangandya notes that their findings established that Bbale was shortlisted on verbal advice of Kasingirwa despite lacking the required experience.
 

However, none of the two have been relieved of their duties. Bbale claims that the investigations were based on malicious allegations by people he competed with for the office. He told URN on Thursday that he was in the field still executing his official duties, saying he will not be deterred by speculation.
 


When asked about the delay to implement the orders addressed to her officer, Freda Tindabaiza Nabirye, the Kalungu Chief Administrative Officer bashed our reporter, saying she doesn't speak to the media.