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The minister for ethics and integrity Hon Rose Akello
has ordered for the immediate arrest on site of Anselim Kyaligonza the district
CAO Ntoroko and Winnie Kemigisa the district human resource officer over allegations of
illegal recruitment and extortion of money from job seekers.
The minister issued the order while on her visit in
the district to assess the quality of service delivery.
While at the district headquarters in Kibuku town
council, the minister observed that the majority of the employees in the district
have double appointment letters whereas others on government payroll
getting money in turns which has caused chaos in the district over delayed
salary and nonpayment of staff.
Akello told stakeholders in attendance that she had information
Ntoroko district has over 630 staff member’s majority of whom were forced to pay between
4 to 12 million shillings for their illegal entry into public service.
“This cannot be happening and the district supervisor
is not aware, people are suffering when one gets salary this month another
doesn’t get, some of the employees we asked told us they have never got paid
for the whole year,” Hon Akello stated.
Akello says nonpayment of medical workers had already resulted
into the death of two people on record. The medics, who reported to the mister
that they have worked in a hard to reach area at Butungama health center III without
being paid for one year, yet they have to meet their personal expenses,
including food, water shelter and transport.
The Minister also asked the district service
commission chairman to make a statement at the district police headquarters in Karugutu
town council over his connection and contribution towards surrendering his
powers to the CAO who sells jobs.
//Cue in : I want to inform….//
Cue out and now we are losing lives.”//
Gerald Ibanda Rwemulikya the constituency MP Ntoroko
district said he had reported the illicit job trade in the district way back in
2020 but due to the "government laxity" nothing could be done on time.
Rwemulikya says the majority of the civil servants in
the district had sold land and other valuable belongings to access jobs, hence
the need to have them incorporated into the system instead of throwing them out
which he said is a double loss.
//Cue in : we have done our part…//
Cue out : let them have wages and we accommodate them.”//
However Anselim Kyaligonza could not be arrested
as he evaded the meeting at the district for unclear reasons and his phones
could not be reached.
The accountability sector inter agency forum with the state house anti-corruption unit is on a joint inspection mission with the Rwenzori
Anti-Corruption coalition, to check the state of service delivery in the Tooro region.
The team is led by the minister of ethics and
integrity Rose Akello accompioned by the deputy head State house anti-Corruption
unit Mr. Israel Ochwo.