Councillors Reject Sembabule District Service Commission Nominees.

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The names were presented to the district council for approval by Godfrey Bitakalamire, the Secretary for Finance. But councillors differed the approval claiming that the nominees all come from the same sub county, hence depicting imbalances in the appointment.

 
Ssembabule district council has rejected names of three officials nominated by the District Chairman for appointment to the District Service Commission.
 
The rejected officials include Dezi Byuma, a Director of Dezi Junior Academy in Mateete Sub County, Saison Ssali a former Vice chairperson of the district and Joseph Mayanja.
 
The names were presented to the district council for approval by Godfrey Bitakalamire, the Secretary for Finance. But councillors differed the approval claiming that the nominees all come from the same sub county, hence depicting an imbalance in the appointment. 
 
This despite pleas that the delay would hamper service delivery in the distrioct whose human resource is currently constrained.
 
Joseph Migadde, the councillor representing Ntusi Sub County says that they rejected the officials because the appointment was one-sided.  He adds that sub counties like Lwemiyaga, Rugushulu, Mijwala, Lwebitakuli, and Ssembabule Town council were not represented in the composition of the district service commission.
 
Migadde claims that if the District Service Commission is approved, children from such sub counties without representation will find difficulties of getting jobs in the district.
 
Phoebe Mbeera, a woman councillor for Ntuusi Sub County wants the LCV chairman Elly Muhumuza to make fresh appointment saying that most of the nominees were handpicked because of their political allegiance to the ruling government.
 
She adds that the nominees are all allies of the Mawogola County Member of Parliament Sam Kutesa.
 
Hussein Zirimenya, another councillor representing the disabled from Lwemiyaga Sub County says thge nominees also ought to be rejected because of their active involvement in partisan politics that might influence their decisions while executing duties on the District Service Commission. He explains that Dezi Byuma being an advisor to the minister Sam Kutesa will not be able to do his work partialy. He advises the appointing authority to consider balancing people appointed to the different commissions in the district.
 
The LCV chairperson Elly Muhumuza says the officials were selected basing on their academic qualifications saying that some of the sub counties did not have qualified people for the task.
 
However his explanation fell on deaf ears forcing Samuel Karuhanga Kyamwire, the district Speaker to adjourn the meeting.