BUGWERI – Bugweri district on Wednesday received a new Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) to replace the outgoing CAO Jonathan Mukose who was shown exit due to increasing wrangles in the district.
“In the interest of the Uganda Public Service, we have found it necessary to deploy you to Bugweri district where you shall perform the duties of the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) with immediate effect,”a letter from the Ministry of Public Service seen by this website read in part.
Receiving Kirenda at the district headquarters on Wednesday, Iganga district Resident District Commissioner (RDC) Oliver Kwesiga hailed Kirenda as a hardworking and senior CAO who will help to resolve the challenges the district has been facing.
“Bugweri has been embroiled in wars orchestrated by the outgoing CAO but with the new CAO, all this is history,” Kwesiga said.
Mr Mukose who was not available to receive the new CAO is accused of fuelling wrangles in the district and sowing discord among civil servants in the district. Reports indicate that he has been transferred to Moroto district.
Kirenda urged Bugweri residents to work closely with him to develop the district that was recently carved out of Iganga.
“You know what I did for Bugweri when I served as Iganga district CAO, I am ready to work with you to develop the district,” Kirenda said.
Kirenda served as Iganga district CAO for close to 20 years before being transferred to Luweero in 2007. While in Luweero, the no-nosence CAO cracked a whip on civil servants who had made it a habit to report late for duty, urging them to shift their bases from Kampala to Luwero.
While in Iganga, the workaholic CAO was nick-named ‘seven days to show cause’ because of the hard stance he showed against civil servants whom he usually gave seven days to explain themselves whenever they were faulted.