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Rubanda District Employees Petition Public Service Over Unqualified Recruits

Rubanda district service commission has come under fire over alleged recruitment of unqualified people.

The Rubanda district service commission led by Naris Kabatereine has been dragged to the Public Service Commission by two district workers.

Teophil Sabiti, the acting senior community development officer, and Rosemary Kyomuhendo, the acting senior finance officer, at Rubanda District petitioned the Secretary of Public Service Commission their petition dated 31st May 2019, on the alleged recruitment of unqualified people.

The duo claim that the recently recruited district chief finance officer, Livingstone Natukunda, and the district community development officer, Ezra Ndizeye, do not qualify.

“The two have not served at principal level for three years as required by the public service employment guidelines and it’s our prayer that the district chief administrative officer should stop issuing appointment letters to the persons awarded these jobs because they do not qualify,” reads the petition in part.

“It is also our prayer that you investigate the matter …” it adds.

When contacted Natukunda admitted that whereas he has not attained the three-year experience at principal level in the accounts department, the district service commission is independent and has powers to choose the best qualified person.

Ndizeye said whereas it is true that he has not served at principal level for three years, but he has  other equivalent experiences.

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Naris Kabatereine the Rubanda District Service Commission chairperson says that the district had advertised the said jobs three times but had failed to attract qualified people.

“Because of that scenario, we opted to appoint persons that have qualification nearer to what is required for the sake of proper service delivery. Nobody paid me but what was done was completely in good faith,” said Kabatereine

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