Moroto District has returned, to the national treasury, an allocation of 385.9
million which had been set aside for the recruitment of additional staffs during the financial year 2019/2020.
The money was meant to pay for wages of 16 members of staff
who were due to be recruited by the District Service Commission, during the
2019/2020 finical year. But the district could not fill the vacancies
partly due to the suspension of local government business in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Moroto Chief Administrative Officer Charles Komakech Olubo
said that the district could not go ahead with the recruitment
the process as planned due to the lockdown which paralysed businesses since March.
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Moroto district had invited applications from qualified
Ugandans in February to fill 16 vacant positions in the district. But before the recruitment
process fell through, a lockdown was imposed.
positions the district wanted to fill include the District Health Officer, the
Principal Internal Auditor, and Human Resource Officer. Others are, the District Procurement Officer,
Veterinary Officer, enrolled midwives, Assistant Nursing Officers and Drivers.
Moroto District Chairperson Andrew Napaja says the positions will
be filled once the Ministry of Finance returns the wage bill to the district.