The State House Health Monitoring Unit has accused the Bugiri LCV Chairperson, Davidson Mulumba, of interfering in the work of the District Service Commission-DSC.

According to the unit, Mulumba influenced the recruitment of staff without the requisite academic documents.   The officers are; Isaac Malinga, the Bugiri district health inspector, Emmanuel Butanda, the Bugiri hospital administrator, Charles Kasaga, a nursing officer at Bugiri Hospital and Robert Kitamirike, a laboratory technician at Bugiri General Hospital.

Others are Abraham Aklokin, a records officer in the office of the district health officer, Daniel Wandera, working at the CAO’s health desk and Molly Omoding, a nurse at Muterere health center III.

Mpata Owa’gage, the in-charge of the unit in Eastern Uganda told journalists on Tuesday that, said that they received complaints from a whistleblower who accused Mulumba of coercing the DSC members to recruit his campaign agents and relatives, even when they lacked academic documents.

Mpata says that some of the DSC members who attempted to resist Mulumba’s requests were deliberately blackmailed with claims of extortion, forcing them to heed his demands for fear of derailing their public image.

According to Mpata some of their findings indicate that some of the staff that were recruited lack qualifications in the medical field, whereas, others either have inadequate academic qualifications to occupy those offices or failed to complete their courses.

Mpata has directed police officers in Bugiri to arrest all the staff whom he accuses of illegally occupying offices and crippling service delivery.

Mulumba has distanced himself from the claims, adding that, the staff in question were recruited through the normal procedures without any form of influence peddling.


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