Kikuube district council disagree on hiring Hoima service commission

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KIKUUBE– Kikuube district councilors have disagreed with the district executive over the recommendation by the finance committee to hire Hoima district service commission to help in the recruitment of civil servants in the district.

In 2019, Kikuube district council entered an agreement with Kibaale district council to use the their district service commission to recruit staff.

However, in 2020, the Kikuube district executive led by Francis Kazini suspended the services of Kibaale district service commission on allegations of corruption and biasness.

In a council meeting held at the district headquarters, Johnson Katusiime, the district councilor for Bugambe Sub County tabled a recommendation from the finance committee requesting council to allow Hoima district service commission to help with the recruitment process so as to save the district from returning Sh500 Million to the national treasury as unspent funds at the end of the 2020/2021 financial year.

The recommendation was supported by Tom Muhe who argued that there is a need to hire a commission to help in the recruitment to overcome the challenge of staffing in different departments.

However, the district boss Francis Kazini with support from his executive objected to the recommendation saying the Hoima district service commission cannot be trusted on meeting the demands of the people of Kikuube.

The executive demanded that the recruitment process be put on hold until Kikuube gets a service commission.