By Solomon Hamala
The Minister for the Presidency has cautioned the Resident District Commissioner Iganga against interfering with the activities of the District Service Commission.
Esther Mbayo in a letter dated September 4 addressed to the LC 5 Chairman Iganga, Patrick Kayemba, His Excellency the President of Uganda, Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, said the District Service Commission was an independent organ entitled to conduct its activities without any interference.
Mbayo in her letter refuted earlier allegations made by the Resident District Commissioner (RDC), Eva Kwesiga claiming she had been instructed to halt the recruitment exercise of two positions of District Planner and District Community Development Officer.
Kweiga had early last month halted the recruitment exercise of the two positions by the district service commission claiming she was under instructions from the Minister for the Presidency and State House.
Mbayo asked Kwesiga to always consult higher authorities for guidance on any matter instead of taking decisions that are likely to undermine the integrity of her office.
Kwesiga had halted the recruitment exercise of the two positions claiming the process was characterized by bribery.
However, the Chairman LC 5 Iganga, Patrick Kayemba later wrote to the Minister seeking clarification over the allegations made by the Resident District Commissioner against officials of the District Service Commission.
Kayemba said he was shocked to discover that all the allegations labeled against the District Service Commission by the Resident District Commissioner was simply based on rumors and hear say.
Kayemba expressed happiness that the Minister had instructed the District Service Commission to conduct its duties independently and fill the vacant positions in order to improve on service delivery in the district.
The two positions fell vacant after the two officials were appointed to serve in different ministries in Kampala earlier this year.
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