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UCC Officer Sacked over Insubordination

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Josephine Akulia

Uganda Communications Commission has terminated the contract of Josephine Akulia, who has been serving as an Assistant Officer – Administration Corporate Affairs after she refused to transfer to a new duty station.

Dated August 1, a letter signed by Godrey Mutabazi, the executive director of the commission, indicates that Akulia was on June 13, 2017 re-deployed and transferred to Mbale Regional Office where she was supposed to begin working starting June 19, 2017.

But according to the letter, she has “not commenced duties at” her “new duty station.”

Basing on that, the statement also copied to Director Finance, Director Human Resource and Administration, Senior Officer Regional Office-Mbale, reads: “Your employment contract has been terminated with immediate effect.”

UCC has therefore asked Akullo to handover all the commission properties in her possession among them identity card and “medical cards for yourself and your dependants.”

The letter further reveals that the Accounts Office will process her terminal payments when her handover report has been received by the commission.

“Accounts sections will process your terminal payments as hereunder after receipt of an acceptable handover report from you. (i) one month’s salary in lieu of notice, (ii) gratuity accruing as at 1st  august 2017 and (iii) outstanding leave if any,” reads the letter.

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