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Jinja Municipal Council Staff to Work from Home

Ochen says that the employees will be working online from home under supervision by their departmental heads.

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The Jinja municipality town clerk, Ambrose Ochen has revealed that most of their staff will work from home for the next 14 days as the fight against Coronavirus (COVID -19) continues.

Ochen says that the employees will be working online from home under supervision by their departmental heads.

Speaking to journalists at the Jinja town hall on Friday, Ochen says that the move is aimed at controlling congestion in the different departments.

President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has already temporarily banned public transport and advised members of the public to limit their movements as it will help them to control the spread of COVID -19.

Ochen stresses that out of the 1078 employees in the municipality, 150 will keep working at the offices to boost the public health teams, garbage collection and enforcement department.

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On his part, the speaker of Jinja municipality, Molson Bizitu says that committee sittings have been suspended to promote social distancing as a means of fighting the COVID - 19 pandemic.

Bizitu further says that councilors will keep brainstorming on issues affecting their communities through different social media platforms adding that such initiatives of continuous interactions between political leaders shall help them to prioritize service delivery areas for their electorates after the pandemic.

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