Councillors of Oyam district local government have asked the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) of Oyam district to write a letter to the Inspector General of Government (IGG) to investigate corruption cases in the district service commission.
The councillors raised their concern following complaints from job applicants who were demanding money from them in exchange for jobs. The applicants allege that members of the district service commission were demanding between 3 million and 7 million shillings for a job.
One of the applicants, who preferred to remain anonymous, confirmed that there was a lot of bribery during the recruitment process. He said that he applied for a teaching position but was not qualified, but he was still asked to pay money for the job.
Nommy Oyeno, the district council speaker, said that corruption is making Oyam district perform poorly every year because people who are recruited to do certain jobs are not competent.
Maacha Bashir, a male councillor representing workers at Oyam district council, said that without the IGG’s report and more action being taken against the district service commission, corruption will continue to exist in the district.
An attempt to reach Evaline Apio, the acting chairperson of the Oyam District Service Commission, was unsuccessful by press time. Her phone number, 078178357, did not go through.