Luweero District Service Commission Chair Threatens to Resign

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Sarah Namuyanja, the Butuntumula sub county argued that unless the corruption allegations are investigated and action taken against the implicated officials there is no need to approve cosmetic progress reports.

Pastor Christian G.M Aliddeki, Luweero District Service Commission Chairperson has threatened to resign following allegations of corruption leveled against the Commission.

 

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Aliddeki issued the threats after he was ejected from the District Council on Thursday for alleged failure to investigate and fight graft in the District Service Commission.
 
 
In June this year, Luweero District Council tasked the District Service Commission and District Executive to investigate claims that applicants for vacant posts at the district were asked for bribes ranging between one million and six million Shillings before they could be shortlisted.
 

Reports indicated that shortlisted candidates for nursing positions paid two million Shillings each, teachers 1.5 million Shillings and those for senior positions were asked up to six million Shillings in bribes.
 



On Thursday, Christian G.M Aliddeki, the Chairman Luweero District Service Commission failed to table a report on the investigations prompting councilors to eject him. Aliddeki had appeared to present four progress reports from the District Service Commission for approval.
 
 
His failure to present the report on the investigations, prompted the speaker to rule that he is thrown out of the council until he presents a special report on the action taken against the corrupt officials.
 


Sarah Namuyanja, the Butuntumula sub county argued that unless the corruption allegations are investigated and action taken against the implicated officials there is no need to approve cosmetic progress reports.

 

She faulted the Luweero LC 5 chairman Abdul Nadduli for failing to act against corruption officials in the District Service Commission.
 


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Patrick Ssonko Kisekwa, the LC V councilor Makulubita sub county argued that residents were angry that poor people can no longer get jobs in the district adding that the district council can't sit back as corruption thrives.



Kisekwa said unless the Commission and District Executive commit to fight the vice, they will not approve the progress reports and any other budgets.
 
 
 
Joseph Mukwaya, a resident of Luweero town welcomed the decision by the council and asked the councilors to disband the District Service Commission. According to Mukwaya, the incumbent District Service Commission members are a disgrace.
 

Abdul Nadduli, the Luweero LC V chairperson has promised to summon the District Service Commission members and question them about the corruption allegations leveled against him.

 

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Brian Luwaga
Since Brian Luwaga joined Uganda Radio Network in 2011, he is still amazed how, "URN is a place that gives journalists a chance to enhance their skills . It gives a journalist an opportunity to adopt and master various aspects of journalism that include radio broadcast, social media, photography and television production."

A practicing journalist since 2009, first with Star FM, Luwaga has always been keen to write about the concerns of the "common person." Based for much of his career in Luweero, Luwaga takes it as a compliment if politicians complain that his reporting is too harsh.

In his journalism, Luwaga likes to merge the past with the present. He believes you cannot understand what is happening now, if you do not have a grounding in the past. Brian Luwaga is the Luweero URN bureau chief. Nakasongola, Nakaseke, Mityana, Mubende and Wakiso districts fall under his docket.

Luwaga is interested in humanitarian work and is a keen Rotarian.