By Weswa Ronnie
Bungati Sub County staff in Namisindwa district have been accused of absenteeism and late coming to the extent of having the Sub County offices locked for the whole of last week.
This was revealed to this website by Jackson Wakwaika, the Namisindwa district LCV chairperson in an exclusive interview with this reporter on Monday, 13th March, 2023.
Wakwaika said they were disappointed last week during their government works monitoring exercise when they discovered Bungati sub county head offices closed in the morning without any worker.
Wakwaika said that he asked residents neighboring the sub county and they told him that it was now one week when the offices are closed over unknown reasons.
He said that last year, the district recruited parish chiefs and extension workers at all sub counties but majority absent themselves and decide to sit at home doing their own private works.
Imran Muluga, the Namisindwa district Resident District Commissioner has asked the CAO to take action against all civil servants of Bungati Sub County for taking a full week without reporting to office making people miss services.
He added that besides absenteeism, he was told that those works report on duty ate and leave early which is breaks the law of civil servants.
Stephen Wakoli the LCIII of Bungati sub county says that it’s true all 12 civil servants at the sub county but all of them last week they stayed at home and in previous weeks they have been coming late at work.
He added that he threaten to report them to CAO but they just quashed him claiming that they come from very far that is why they absent themselves or come late.
John Patrick Nuwagaba the Namisindwa chief administrative officer has pledged to call a meeting of all workers operating at different lower government administrative unites.
He added that in that meeting he expects to caution them against absenteeism and punishment one will face.