Patricia Achan Okiria, the deputy Inspector general of government states that they recently received complaints regarding irregularities in the recruitment process to fill various positions at Masindi district local Government.
The IG letter addressed to CAO Masindi
Masindi district local government is under the spotlight over alleged irregular
recruitment of workers.
This follows numerous complaints
raised to the IG by whistle blowers about the irregular recruitment of staff in
In a letter dated 15th
August 2022, Dr.Patricia Achan Okiria, the deputy Inspector general of government
tells the Chief administrative officer-CAO Masindi that they
recently received complaints regarding irregularities in the recruitment
process to fill various positions at Masindi district local Government.
“We received a complaint
regarding irregularities in the recruitment process to fill positions at Masindi
District Local government and we have since commenced investigations,“ reads
the IG's letter.
The positions that are being probed are those of the District Production Officer, Senior Assistant Secretary,
Senior Planner, Community Development Officer, Senior Education Assistant and
Senior Accounts Assistant.
In the same letter, the
IG has directed the CAO to immediately halt the recruitment until thorough
investigations into the matter are concluded.
“In light of the above,
you are accordingly directed to halt the recruitment process pending the
conclusion of the investigation or any other directives from this office,“ reads the letter.
Cosmas Byaruhanga, the
Masindi LC5 Chairperson has confirmed receipt of the letter but declined to
discuss the matter.
Phiona Sanyu, the Chief administrative
officer-CAO Masindi in a telephone interview with URN also confirmed receipt of
the IG's letter but also declined to comment on the issue.
The IG's letter is also
copied to the Chairperson of Masindi district service commission and the Masindi LC5 Chairperson.