Dokolo Grapples With Staff Shortage.

Local authorities in Dokolo district are grappling with an acute shortage of technical staffs in all sector causing disruption in the delivery of essential services.
Dokolo district located in Northern Uganda with eleven sub countries and three town councils, lack substantive head teachers, District Education Officer, district engineer, water engineer, Community Development officers among others in available sectors.
The shortage has affected the delivery of essential services like primary schools performance and roads construction.
George William Omuge, the Chief Administrative officer Dokolo district, says the most affected is the education sector among others.
Omuge made the statement while addressing the 56th independence jubilation at Angwecibange Primary school playground with over 2000 locals including civil servants.
He says the district lacks senior education officers to supervise primary schools education aimed at providing quality education in the district
Omuge says the district also lacks over 300 class room teachers, the requirement for providing quality education at primary levels in 60 government headed schools,
“The shortage is likely to worsen, if the district goes ahead with its plans to reject the staff who are acting in their positions since many years ago” Omuge said adding the district is operating with effort from only 60 per cent and missing 40 per cent of its staffs.
This according to the CAO will deprive the district a chance to recruit qualified experience staff to steer it as most of their staffs are acting in their positions.
The shortage has greatly affected the delivery of services. The section of government headed primary schools in Dokolo district and its staffs are teaching from 60-80 pupils per classroom.
Patrick Okello, a parent from Dokolo, says the situation and endless poor performance in Dokolo forced them to collect over 25million and bought printer for monthly print out of exams for their pupils majorly semi candidates and candidates to boost their performance.
By Jaspher Ouni.Dokolo.

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