HOIMA, UGANDA: Hoima City council members have agreed to use the Hoima District Service Commission to help in the recruitment process of Drivers and Parish chiefs despite facing opposition from some members of the city council.
A section of the members whose names were withheld for security reasons said they have no trust in the Hoima District Service Commission accusing it of lacking Transparency and asked the city council to hire service Commissions from other neighboring districts of; Buliisa, Kikuube, Kagadi, Kibale among other districts.
“This Commission has a lot of problems hindering its services like corruption tendencies which may lead to the recruitment of unqualified persons,” said the councilors.
However, Brian Kaboyo the Hoima city Mayor appealed to members to support the hiring of Hoima District Service Commission.
“The newly appointed Hoima District Service Commission has no problem as it used to be in the past so given the fact that the deadline for submission of applications is 31st December this I would propose to use the Hoima District Service Commission,” Kaboyo said.
Joshua Byenkya the Hoima West division councilor says there is need for the city authorities to put strict laws governing the recruitment process of Hoima city council workers and first priority given to Hoima city residents during the recruitment process.
The members later welcomed the idea and asked for transparency in the recruitment process.
A few months back, the ministry of finance swore not to fund any developmental Project at the parish level not until the district or a city fills the vacant positions on the parish.
Under the parish development model project, government is to give 19 million shillings to each parish to help in the development activities starting from the parish level as government tries to extend services to the local community.