May 20, 2024

Lira district Service Commission on the spot over alleged corruption

By Denish Ongora (denish.ongora@vol.co.ug)

Lira

Lira district is on the spot over shortlisting people without requisite qualification for position of District Veterinary Officer.

The Uganda Veterinary Association-UVA on 12/07/2022 wrote to the permanent secretary ministry of public service Catherine Bitarakwate, raising concerns over irregularity in the recruitment being conducted by Lira district.

President of UVA Kasibule Daniel who signed the letter told Voice of Lango FM that the two shortlisted candidates for position of Lira district Veterinary officer are not qualified for the job.

Kasibule said the academic requirement for a veterinary officer is Bachelor in Veterinary medicine studied for five years at Makerere University but the duo studied Bachelor of Animal Production Technology Management instead.

He asked the ministry of public service to halt the recruitment of the two persons by Lira district service commission since it may affect service delivery in the long run.

One of the members UVA who pleaded for anonymity said the recruitment could have been influenced with bribery by members of Lira district service commission and production department.

According to a shortlist of candidates dated 7th/07/2022 Oceng Ronald Ricky and Aloka Andrew, have been shortlisted for interviews for position of Lira district veterinary officer.

Lira district service commission will conduct interviews for shortlisted candidates on 29th/07/2022 for positions of; office typist, veterinary officer, principal human resource officer, environment officer, and education assistants.

The deputy CAO of Lira district Paul Mbiwa said he has not yet seen a copy of the letter written by UVA, but will act on it as  soon as he gets a copy of the same