Igg Intervenes, Kyotera Official Refuses To Leave

Igg intervenes, kyotera official refuses to leave
Appeared in The Daily Monitoron 08 Aug 2019

Officials from Inspector General of Government (IGG) Masaka regional office, have pitched camp at Kyotera District headquarters to investigate alleged irregular staff recruitment in the district.

The officials who arrived on Monday are investigating alleged extortion and recruitment of staff with fake academic documents in the recently concluded recruitment exercise. Out of the 10 successful parish chiefs, six of them were reportedly found with fake documents after the CAO called for a verification process of staff’s academic documents.

The development followed a reported case by one of the applicants Mr Jimmy Ssemanda who accused Mr Aaron Kayinga, the secretary district service commission (DSC) of soliciting bribes from him in exchange for a parish chief job.

Mr Kayinga, who also doubles as the district principal human resource officer was arrested and later released on police bond. He was later interdicted to pave way for smooth investigations into his alleged misconduct, but according to the DSC chairperson, Ms Rose Nalubowa, Mr Kayinga still reports to office as usual which she says may jeopardize the ongoing investigations.

"It is now a week since he was told to prepare his handover report and allow Ms Teddy Nakyanzi, who currently serves as human resource officer to run the office, but he's always at office. I am sure some key information needed during investigations may be tampered with," she said.

But Mr Fred Kalyesubula, the chief administrative officer disagrees with Ms Nalubowa, saying Mr Kayinga wasn’t interdicted, but was assigned ‘other duties’.

"We looked into the matter and later resolved that he should not be interdicted. He [Mr Kayinga] has since been assigned other duties as a human resource officer," he said on Thursday.

According to Section of 54 (4) of the Local Government Act, a member of DSC can be removed from office by the district council on recommendation of the executive committee and after consultation with the Public Service Commission.

According to IGG spokesperson, Ms Ali Munira, the team was dispatched to Kyotera to gather key information to aid their investigations.

"Yes, our team has been in Kyotera since Monday and we are still there until we get the information we need in our investigations. We are investigating reports of bribery, extortion, influence peddling and false documents which are said to have marred the recent staff recruitment in the district," she said in a phone interview.