By Nelson Twinamatsiko and Wilber Muhwezi
The Bushenyi district service commission saga has been taken to another level where by local residents yesterday morning locked all gates of the district administration block, blocking Jafali Basajjabalaba from accessing his office.
The local residents who have been pressurizing Basajjabalaba to allow the district service commission execute it’s duties woke up early Wednesday and locked all the gates that lead to the district administration offices, leaving there posts reading “We want the District Service Commission”
All services at the district were paralyzed for two hour which forced police to come and break the padlocks, allowing the district workers to enter their respective offices.
Bushenyi district has spent two years without operational service commission after the district boss Jafali Basajjabalaba refused to sign appointment letters for three members of the Commission instituted by the former district chairman Willis Bashasha.
Towards the end of his office term, Bashasha proposed Lydia Rwakishaya, Julius Ishungisa and Nathan Behangaana to be on the district service commission who were later approved by the Public service commission.
However, when Jafaali took over the office in early 2016, he rejected the commission saying he doesn’t want to work with the commission instituted by Willis Bashasha.
Since then the permanent secretary in the ministry of public service;
Catherine Bitarakwate Musingwiire has several times written to the Bushenyi district Chief Administrative Officer, asking him why the three members of the District Service Commission cannot commence work.
The district local residents led by Apollo Kakonge filed a case in court against Bushenyi district council and Chief administrative officer for refusing to allow the District service Commission commence work.
When asked about the matter, the police spokes person for Greater Bushenyi,Martial Tumusiime, told the www.mknewslink.com editors that police patrols will be put in the district to prevent the local residents from locking the district administration offices again.