District leaders in Lamwo have called for the immediate relocation of council offices to the new site in Lamugu-Nguu in Lokung Sub County where the town council headquarter is located.
The district LC5 Chairman for Lamwo Mr Mathew Akiya confirmed the relocation of the offices to Acholi Times last week and said that the move came as result of the need to control the doubling of responsibilities by individual officers and budget control.
Mr Akiya revealed that most of the district vehicles are worn and torn within a very short period of time due to the coverage of long distances by road and over speeding when those officials are hurrying for work in Lamwo from Kitgum town.
“For that matter we are expecting all the civil servants to remain in the district and all the vehicles will remain in the town council, it’s only the Chairman and CAO who will be allow to commute from outside the district headquarter,” said Mr Akiya
Mr Akiya noted that there are some civil servants who only report to their offices twice a week, but waste most of their time chasing deals in Kitgum town.
He said that the district blocks in Lamwo are already finished, which will enable offices to function adequately from Lamwo.
“The building of other blocks still continue and this cannot stop us to relocate to the town council headquarters,” he said
Meanwhile the Resident District Commissioner for Lamwo Mr Alfred Omwony Ogaba welcomed the move and said that it will cut down on bureaucracy, reporting to offices late or never at all.
Mr Ogaba noted that the relocation of the town council to its headquarters will help his developmental work in the district supported by the Local government.
He said that some of the civil servants have used the lack of offices as an excuse not to report to work.
“Most of the offices are set in the town council headquarter, we are going to see some of the employees and other councillors who are complaining of the offices and hall,” he said.
However, the councillor V representing Agoro sub county in the district Mr Emmanuel Obwango said that it can be very difficult for some of the civil servants who are already settled in Kitgum town to relocate to Lamwo.
Mr Obwango revealed that there are some politicians who have their cars and they can drive to their places of work as early as possible.
‘’This will affect mostly civil servants who are coming from Kitgum and they don’t have any means of transport but always depend on district vehicles’ ‘he said Lamwo district created in October 2010 was a county in Kitgum. By A Web design Company
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