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Consider Nakaseke a hard to reach area - AG

By Frederick Kiwanuka

Added 15th April 2016 11:40 AM

The Auditor General who quoted the Nakaseke CAO in his report, said the high labor turn-over was due to the remoteness of the District, characterized by poor communication network, poor working conditions, inadequate facilities and food insecurity.

Consider Nakaseke a hard to reach area - AG

Auditor General John Muwanga

The Auditor General who quoted the Nakaseke CAO in his report, said the high labor turn-over was due to the remoteness of the District, characterized by poor communication network, poor working conditions, inadequate facilities and food insecurity.

THE Auditor General has recommended that Nakaseke District should be designated as a hard to reach area with associated benefits so as to reduce the high turn-over of employees.

John Muwanga noted that the 11-year-old District was experiencing a high labor turn-over which has seen 12 employees absconding and two others resign in the last one year alone 

Muwanga in a recently released financial report for Nakaseke District, expressed fear that the high staff turn-over could lead to loss of morale among the existing employees and might lead to poor service delivery.  

The Auditor General who quoted the Nakaseke CAO in his report, said the high labor turn-over was due to the remoteness of the District, characterized by poor communication network, poor working conditions, inadequate facilities and food insecurity.

"The accounting officer attributed the high turn-over to the remoteness of the District characterized by poor communication network, poor working conditions, inadequate facilities and food insecurity," Muwanga wrote in the recently released 2014/2015 financial report on Nakaseke District. 

Muwanga learnt that Nakaseke authorities had earlier on contacted the Ministry of public service so that the District is designated as a hard to reach area, but there had so far been no response from the Ministry.

"I advised the accounting officer to continue engaging the Ministry of public service to designate the District as a hard to reach area with associated benefits," he said.

The New Vision leant that almost all the District officials and employees, including the LCv chairman, the RDC, the CAO all departmental heads, were commuting from Luwero District and others from Kampala, a distance of over 100kms.   

 The Chief Administrative Officer, Judith Mutabaazi who commutes from Luwero, a distance of over 40kms, said she could not find a descent accommodation in Nakaseke.

Mutabaazi said that junior District employees most of whom stay in Luweero town, jump onto Nakaseke local administration pick-ups which leave Luwero for the Nakaseke District headquarters at Butalangu every morning and return to Luwero in the evening.

The CAO however said she was strict on the time of the employees' arrival at their places of work despite the hardships they were going through.

The District speaker Enoch Nyongore said the District local government had constructed staff quarters to accommodate the CAO and some of the junior employees at the District headquarters at Butalangu, but the employees refused to occupy them. 

The LC5 Chairman, Ignatius Koomu said the District council instituted a 30m transport revolving fund to enable the employees purchase motorbikes, but the revolving fund was abused by the first round of beneficiaries who have taken long to back the loans.

 

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