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208 vacancies in State House

By Vision Reporter

Added 7th September 2009 03:00 AM

STATE House still has 208 vacancies to be filled urgently. Parliament heard last week that out of the 622 established posts in State House, 33.4% were not yet filled.

STATE House still has 208 vacancies to be filled urgently. Parliament heard last week that out of the 622 established posts in State House, 33.4% were not yet filled.

By Mary Karugaba
and Catherine Bekunda

STATE House still has 208 vacancies to be filled urgently. Parliament heard last week that out of the 622 established posts in State House, 33.4% were not yet filled.

The presidential affairs committee chairman Gerald Menhya, while presenting a report to the House, said there were five approved legal positions in the Vice-President’s office, which had not yet been filled.

The MPs also queried the over-staffing of some departments.

Menhya explained that whereas the approved structure for the household unit was 78 staff, 123 staff had been recruited. Louis Opange (Independent) wanted an explanation on the the source of funds used to purchase the new presidential jet.

He noted that it had been agreed that the Government would first sell the old jet and then top- up the money to buy the new one.

The opposition chief whip said the Government had faulted the procurement procedures since the funds to purchase the new jet had not been approved by Parliament.

The MPs also advised the Government to allocate one of the statehouses to the Vice-President

“Is there any genuine reason why the president should have two statehouses and two presidential jets? Why can’t we allocate State House Entebbe to the Vice-president,” SSebagala asked.

208 vacancies in State House

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