NTUNGAMO – Civil servants have been cautioned against alcoholism a practice which is said to be disrupting their ability to perform their duties effectively.
The call was made on Tuesday, August 6, by the Ntungamo District Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) Joanita Nakityo in her speech at the farewell party for the District Education officer Odo Arigye who is retiring. It was held at Sal Guesthouse in Ntungamo Municipality.
Ms Nakityo revealed that her office has received several concerns that a big group of teachers has been engaging in excessive consumption of alcohol which does notportray them as good examples.
She revealed that the district leadership will not hesitate to take action against those engaged in alcoholism. Ms Nakityo also asked those in service to engage with those who have retired for improved service delivery.
“And my colleagues still in service always have a kind heart towards the people you have worked with, call them, chart and let them feel your presence this will give them motivation to cope up with the new environment and knowing that you valued their time of service they spent with you” Nakityo advised.
The Ntungamo Head Teachers Association Chairperson, Mr. Johnson Muhinda revealed that education officers have been supportive of the teachers and have helped them to solve some of their challenges amicably.
The Ntungamo District Speaker Mr. Elijah Atuhaire revealed that the education officer lived a responsible life and managed to build a great team which has been vital in improving the standards of education in the district.
“The education officer has been championing the provision of lunch for the school going children which improved school attendance and performance,” Atuhaire added.
The Ntungamo district woman Member of Parliament, Beatrice Rwakimari called on those still in service to emulate the retired Education Officer who contributed a lot to the improvement in Ntungamo district’s education sector.
“To you, my comrades still in service, emulate the principles and values that have made Arigye successful. let’s not come here eat, drink and jubilate but rather pick a leaf from the retiring Arigye if the district is to keep on the development track” Rwakimari advised.
Odo Arigye has served as an inspector of schools in the districts of Kabale and Kisoro. The education officer received two heifers as a token of appreciation from the leaders and staff.