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Abim LC V Chairperson Writes to President's Office Demanding RDC's Transfer

"This lady is not fit to be RDC. She has frustrated government programs like Emyooga, which has failed to take off yet the government has already sent funds to the district and she is the Chairperson of the Emyooga task force. She also failed to intervene in the scandal of the over Shillings 7 billion meant for four roads leading to shoddy work and frustration of the project and many others," he said.
28 Jul 2021 11:39
Government programs in Abim district are paralyzed because of the fight between the Resident District Commissioner, Ms. Juliet Najuma Senkole and the political leaders. This has prompted the LC V Chairperson, Rtd. Captain Yuventine O'Mara Adyeda to write a protest letter to the office of the president demanding the immediate transfer of the RDC for allegedly creating confusion and frustrating government programs in the district.

“This is to bring to your attention that the leadership of Abim is requesting you to remove the current RDC Abim Juliet NAJUMA SENKOLE,” reads the July 19th letter addressed to the Minister in Charge of the presidency. Adyeba claims that Najuma has been using his daughter to sign allowances as her escort yet she is a civilian and not attached to any security forces.

He also accuses Najuma of undermining the political leadership in Abim district. “Since she was transferred to Abim has been involved in creating confusion in the district, frustrating government programs, promoting disunity, arrogance, misinformation, frustrating the fight against COVID -19 in the district and corruption among others,” said Adyeba. 

Adding that, “She forcefully and illegally occupied a doctor's house which she has stubbornly refused to vacate. Since she came to Abim, she has frustrated investigations of various corruption scandals in the district. The same RDC has failed to expose and failed to cause investigations against corruption as per the local government act. She works in insolation of all the political leaders and technical staff in the district. Since she came she doesn't work with the deputy RDC. For instance she delegates non-staff to do official work. She has always been absent from her work station claiming to be a student at university at the expense of government programs," the letter reads.

Adyeba confirmed writing the letter saying the RDC has frustrated a lot of developmental projects in the district and should be transferred elsewhere. "This lady is not fit to be RDC. She has frustrated government programs like Emyooga, which has failed to take off yet the government has already sent funds to the district and she is the Chairperson of the Emyooga task force. She also failed to intervene in the scandal of the over Shillings 7 billion meant for four roads leading to shoddy work and frustration of the project and many others," he said.

Najuma declined to comment on the matter when contact and demanded to know who told our reporter about the letter. "I don't know what you’re talking about who told you?” she said before hanging up her phone. Early this month, a team from the Anti-Corruption Coalition Uganda Abim branch led by Mr. Vincent Okee Phility Petty, the program officer wrote a letter to the statehouse anti-corruption unit to investigate Abim RDC for forcefully entering medical staff houses.

Grace Awilli, one of the anticorruption monitors said the behaviour of the RDC will undermine the importance of the RDC’s office in the district.