NABILATUK – A group of youth under their association, Nabilatuk Anti-Corruption Monitors, have asked the Ministry of Local Government and the Inspectorate of Government to carry out a human resource audit for Nabilatuk district.
The group claims there were several irregularities in the recent recruitment of staff.
John Loputhnyang, a leader of the group and a resident of Lorengedwat Sub County in Nabilatuk district told PML Daily on Sunday, September 8, that many of the staff in the district are placed in departments that they are not qualified for.
This, he said, was affecting smooth service delivery in the second young Karamoja district since the officials lack the qualifications to plan correctly.
“The worst affected departments are accounts, procurement, engineering, education and town council,” he said.
Nabilatuk district was carved out of Nakapiripirit and it started operation on July 1, 2018.
Jocelyn Nakut another monitor said they tried to engage the Chief Administrative Officer on their findings, but no action has been taken.
“We have learnt that the Chief Administrative Officer Nabilatuk cannot do proper placement of staff that is why we call upon the Ministry of Local Government and the IGG to help us,” Nakut said.
Timothy Menya another anti-corruption member said proper placement of staff according to their qualifications will improve service delivery in the district.
Menya claimed that in the recent recruitment people whose names never appeared on the shortlists and who did not even do any interviews were given jobs.
“There is a big problem that needs to be addressed before the situation gets out of hand in Nabilatuk district,” he said.
However, the Chief Administrative Officer Nabilatuk, Mr. Alfred Malinga dismissed the claims saying the staff are recruited according to qualifications.
“Running to the media is not how to solve issues, because why didn’t they come to my office to get clear information?” he wondered.