The Mbale City Resident Commissioner, Ahamada Washaki has
clashed with the city authorities over the proposed recruitment of parish
chiefs. Recently, Mbale City Town Clerk, David Kyansanku issued an internal
advert calling on interested city employees to apply for the position of parish
after the government released money for the recruitment of parish chiefs for
the planned implementation of the parish
development model through, which the government seeks to organize and deliver
public and private sector interventions for wealth creation and employment
generation at the parish level as the lowest economic planning unit.
There have been concerns from Mbale city leaders
about the delayed recruitment of the parish chiefs. The matter came up during
the visit of Peter Ogwang, the State Minister of Economic Monitoring in the
President’s Office who wondered why the city authorities are yet to recruit the
town agents yet the government released the money for the same activity.
the Mbale City Clerk, David Kyansanku, argued
that they had filled up some of the positions using staff from the old
structures and only 14 positions were remaining.
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However, the Mbale City Resident Commissioner,
Ahamada Washaki, says that he is not contented with the way the city
authorities are handling the recruitment process.
He asked the authorities to
issue an external advert, saying that the process ought to be transparent such
that everyone applies for the jobs.
He says that the current arrangement favours the current Assistant
Community Development Officers, which is wrong since they are already employed
and earn a salary.
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Abdallah Magambo, the Mbale City Council Deputy
speaker, says that the recruitment exercise was being run unfairly. He also
noted that there was backdating of the internal advert on the notice board,
adding that the advert was pinned on 2 November yet it was dated 25 October.
Kasim Namugali, the Mbale City Mayor said that
the process of recruitment was affected by the formation of the City Service
Kirinya Ayubu is the URN Bureau Chief of Elgon/Bukedi Sub Regions . He holds a Bachelors Degree in Mass Communication from Islamic University in Uganda and a Diploma in Computer Science and Information Technology from the same University.