The acting Masindi District Production Officer, Prudence Alituha who lost an application to stay in office at Masindi High Court yesterday has been given two days to hand over it.
Alituhas application to compel the Chief Administrative Officer(CAO), John Nyakahuma to mantain the changes where Dr Fred Sebuguzi the District Veterinary Officer was assigned as acting District Production Officer was on Tuesday dismissed by the assistant Registrar of Masindi High Court Simon Zirintusa Kintu.
Kintu ruled that Alituha failed to convince court that she will suffer an irreparable loss when the interim order is not granted.
Nyakahuma, the CAO has thus written to Alituha giving her two days to hand over the office before disciplinary action is taken against her.
In an interview with our reporter, Nyakahuma defended his action saying he was implementing the district council resolution which said the production office must be rotated between three principal officers.
Nyakahuma blamed Alituha for rushing to court without using other avenues as spelt out under Local Government Act Cap. 243.
He said the Act gives an opportunity to officer who is aggrieved by the CAO to go to the District Service Commission for redress.
He added that in case the officer still feels dissatisfied, they go to Public Service Commission.
“However, Alituha did not exploit all these avenues,” he added.