JINJA – The Inspector General of Government (IGG) has ordered the immediate sacking of five nurses in Jinja District for allegedly forging academic papers to secure employment.
According to a letter dated February 8 and signed by the deputy IGG, Ms Mariam Wangadya, the nurses; Ms Maimuna Kagoya, Ms Joweria Nabirye, Ms Suzan Tibenda, Ms Grace Kyamwine and Mr Alfred Gume, should be dismissed from their jobs and prosecuted for allegedly acquired fake academic documents in order to gain employment in different health centres in the district.
In the letter addressed to police and the Jinja District leadership, the IGG wants the group arrested and prosecuted for uttering false documents.
“In view of the above findings, the CIID Jinja should take up cases of forgery against the five nurses with a view of prosecuting them for uttering false documents,’’ the IGG letter reads in part.
According to the IGG, the nurses’ enrolment numbers found on the accused’s academic papers belonged to other people.
It was, for example, established that enrolment number 4376 found on Ms Kyamwine’s academic documents belonged to Ms Ali Vivian Nabatanzi Sserunjogi and enrolment number 1066 found on Mr Gume’s academic documents belonged to Ms Grace Kakirunga Kato.
The IGG noted that although these nurses had enrolled for the courses, all of them did not finish the courses for unclear reasons, but went ahead to forge the documents ‘purposely to get jobs’.
Ms Rebecca Nansuna, the acting Registrar Uganda Nurses and Midwifery Council, was quoted as saying that the names of the affected people are not in their records.
The development comes after Inspector General of Government indicted 21 police officers for using forged documents to enter the Force where they have risen to senior ranks.
The indicted officers are at ranks of Assistant Commissioner of Police, Senior Superintendent of Police, Superintendent of Police, Assistant Superintendent of Police and Cadet Assistant Superintendent of Police.