BUSHENYI LOCAL GOVERNMENT SUED OVER TWO INACTIVE DISTRCT SERVICE COMMISSIONS.
By Wilber Muhwezi
The chief executive officer of western ankole civil society forum (WACSOF) Apollo lee Kakonge has sued Bushenyi local government for not having active Service commission for the last two years.
The case was registered at mbarara high court by the area Deputy registrar and will be heard on March 7th.2017 at 9:00 am at mbarara high court chambers.
The Politics between Bushenyi NRM chairperson Hassan Bassajabalaba and former Bushenyi district chairman Willis Bashaasha has been dodging actives of Bushenyi district service commission.
Before Willis Bashaasha retired as the district chairman, he appointed a district service commission chaired by Lydia Rwakishaya and the public service commission in kampala accepted the three names of Lydia Rwakishaya, Julius Ishungisha and Behangana Nathan, but when Basajjajbalaba took over office, he rejected Bashaasha’s commissionand appointed the one led by Scholastic Tibenderana. However they were not approved by the public service commission saying that they had earlier approved the Rwakishaya commission.
Jafari Bassajabalaba claims that the district council that approved Rwakishaya commission did not have column and Karasi Emmanuel the former district speaker challenged the proceedings of the council in courts of law and managed to secure consent judgment.
On the other hand, Willis Bashaasha noted that despite the fact that his district council meeting was challenged in courts of law due to lack of column, the budget that it passed is being used by the current council.
In the petition that Kakonge and is lawyer Julius Turinawe filed on 7th feb. 2017 notes that the district has suffered serious consequences due to lack of district service commission for two years.
He notes that Kyamuhunga town council which commenced operations in July 2016 doesnot have any substantive staff because of lack of a district service commission,
Secondary they are about 200 jobs to be given out by Bushenyi district but cant be given out because of lack of district service commission.
Thirdly, whoever retires, cannot get his terminal benefits, whoever wants confirmation into service cannot get it and whoever wants a promotion cannot get it.