IGG Recommends Sacking Of Masindi Municipal Officials Over Forged Papers

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Irene Mulyangonja, the Inspector General of Government has recommended the dismissal of the duo. According to a March 2014 report issued by the IGG, the two used forged academic papers to get their jobs.

Two officials of Masindi municipality are in trouble over forged academic certificates. They are Gerald Bagonza the Naads service provider animal husbandry and Anifa Asaaba, the agricultural service provider crop husbandry, all employees of Kigulya division in Masindi municipality. Irene Mulyangonja, the Inspector General of Government has recommended the dismissal of the duo. According to a March 2014 report issued by the IGG, the two used forged academic papers to get their jobs.
 
The report shows that, Asaaba presented a forged academic transcript number CP/10/03 dated January 2013 for a national diploma in crop production and management awarded in the year 2011/2012 by Bukalasa Agricultural College. Bagonza also presented an academic transcript registration number IAP/10/06 dated September 4, 2012 for national diploma (in-service) animal production and management awarded in the year 2011/2012 by Bukalasa Agricultural College.

He also presented a national certificate in animal production and management obtained in 2008/2009 registration number CV/08/09 of April 17, 2009 from the same institution. Asaaba however insists her diploma is genuine and that she had successfully completed her training at Centenary Community College in Kayunga, an affiliate to Bukalasa agricultural college. On the other hand Bagonza admits that the diploma he used to get the job was not genuine and that he has never done any course leading to the award of a National diploma in animal production and management.

Although Bagonza did not reveal the source of the academic papers, Emmanuel Adengu, the academic registrar Bukalasa Agricultural college denied knowledge of the two being students at the college. When reached to verify the documents, Adengu told the IGG investigators that a person with registration number IAP/10/03 which is claimed by Asaaba, is Agoa Vicky Hope who got second class upper Diploma. For Bagonza’s case, the academic registrar said the true person with registration number AIP/10/06 is Elanyu David Lukas. He says the college has never had any student with registration number CV/08/09, a certificate in animal production and management which Bagonza presented as having obtained from the same institution.

The investigation into the duo’s academic papers was prompted by complaints from some members of the public querying their qualification for the jobs given. The March 24, 2014 report was signed by the deputy Inspector General of Government George Bamugemereire. Bamugemereire argues that the evidence gathered by the inspectorate is enough to pin the two officials and recommends that their names be submitted to the district service commission for dismissal. Masindi Chief Administrative Officer, Abdalla  Kiganda Musobye confirmed having received the IGG’s report. He said action will soon be taken as recommended.