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Apac defies IGG order

By Vision Reporter

Added 7th March 2004 03:00 AM

APAC district service commission (DSC) has defied orders from the Inspector General of Government (IGG), Jotham Tumwesigye, to reinstate the sacked deputy chief administrative officer (CAO), Martin Obia

APAC district service commission (DSC) has defied orders from the Inspector General of Government (IGG), Jotham Tumwesigye, to reinstate the sacked deputy chief administrative officer (CAO), Martin Obia

APAC district service commission (DSC) has defied orders from the Inspector General of Government (IGG), Jotham Tumwesigye, to reinstate the sacked deputy chief administrative officer (CAO), Martin Obia, reports Patrick Opio.

A letter signed by DSC secretary Ogang Woncan summoned Obia to appear before the commission in April to defend himself against alleged misconduct contrary to the IGG’s call that the decision to dismiss Obia be rescinded.

The IGG had earlier blocked a move to replace Obia, pending investigations into the matter.

After investigations last year, the IGG said Obia’s dismissal without being granted an opportunity to defend himself was wrong.

Obia said his dismissal was motivated by political differences between himself, the CAO, Faustin Olwitingol and district chairman, Ben Olwa.

He said he could not appear before the commission since he was no longer an employee of the district.

When contacted for comment, Tumwesigye said his probe found Obia’s dismissal baseless and irregular and he should be reinstated.

Apac defies IGG order

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