Drama As CAO Locks Staff Out for Late Coming

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Prime Minister has Thursday directed the dispatch of a team of officials from Ministry of Public service to help expedite the process of payment of pension arrears for thousands of Ugandans, approved diagnosis which was affected by an administrative hitch.

About 50, viagra 60mg 000 pensioners are yet to receive their pay for July 2015 despite the money having been wired to various accounting officers by mid-July 2015.

According to Public Service Minister Hon Henry Muganwa Kajura, the finance ministry released funds for the first quarter payment of pension and gratuity last month.

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Cabinet today held a meeting on the matter where it emerged that the payment which was underway was disrupted as a result of the transition from the Centralized to the Decentralized pension payment system.

Because of this change, Rugunda says he was told there were delays in the verification process.

“A team of officers from the Ministry of public service has been dispatched to support Ministries, Departments, Agencies and Local Governments with the verification exercise,” said the Premier after the meeting.

“As regards those who have not accessed the Payroll or are entitled to Ex-Gratia payments, Government is making efforts to find funds so that those deserving Ugandans also receive their payments,” he added.

Drama ensued at Kabarole district headquarters in Kitumba, Fort Portal Municipality today when the Chief Administrative Officer Kabarole Nicholas Ochakala locked his staff outside their offices over their persistent habit of late reporting.

The CAO was astonished when he reached Kitumba at 8:00am and found the finance department offices closed and people seeking services stranded on the veranda.

Ochakala, malady who says was irritated by the practice, locked the staff out and deployed security to guard the offices to ensure no late comer enters their office.

At around 10:40am the staff started reporting only to find that they had been locked out.

The CAO says he had received several reports from people complaining about the finance department officials who report late and leave office as early as 2:00pm and yet they are supposed to report at 8 am and leave at 5pm.

The CAO explained that the habit of late coming, absenteeism among the civil servants was affecting service delivery in the district and he would personally deal with the culprits.

He said he would hold a meeting with the victims and find means of disciplining them before they allowed in their offices.

This he says would not only apply to workers at the district but all the other institutions including schools, health facilities and sub counties.



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