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Parish Chiefs in Kiboga Petition Government over Work Loads

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Parish chiefs in Kiboga district have petitioned government protesting against the work overloads.
Kiboga district consists of 83 parishes with only 43 parish chiefs.
In a two page memorandum to the Local government ministry, the chiefs explained that some of them are responsible for more than four parishes and yet their logistical facilitation covers only one parish.
During a meeting on Friday, Coster Nakkazi, the parish chief of Lwamata, Kasejjere, Nsala, and Kisagazi all in Rwamata lamented that the parish chiefs are never given fuel to monitor the activities in the other parishes.
She says that some parishes have labeled parish chiefs as failures with no impact.
Nakkazzi noted that government must either recruit more parish chiefs, or improve the welfare of the current staff through salary increment and operational allowances.
The parish Chiefs' accused the current government of failing to recognize them as worthy civil servants.
Damba Henry, the assistant Chief Administrative Officer, however told journalists that Kiboga local government plans to recruit more chiefs to reduce strain on the existing staff.
Damba explained that at least 30 parish chiefs will be recruited to take charge of the added load to the old staff. He says that the recruitment exercise will kick off early November this year.

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