By Rogers Sunday
Ntoroko district has interdicted two of its enrolled nurses over alleged theft of goats.
The affected district officials are James Kato and Thomas Kasangaki, both attached to Rwebisengo Health Centre.
Two other officials; Josephat Businge, a security guard at the health facility and Robert Musubulya, a porter, have also been interdicted.
“Following the report from the Police and complaints from the community members in Rwebisengo town council that some of my staff at the health centre were illegally slaughtering their goats which stray into the staff quarters, this is to communicate a decision taken to interdict you from duty,” read a letter dated February 7, signed by Ivan Busobozi for the district Chief Administrative, Ntoroko district.
The owners of the rooms from which the Police recovered the exhibits have since gone into hiding.
According to the CAO’s letter, the interdicted staff members shall receive half of their basic salary and will not be allowed to leave Uganda.
“While on interdiction, you shall receive half of your basic salary and you may not leave Uganda without the permission of this office. Access to office premises is prohibited unless permission is granted,” the CAO stated in his interdiction letter.
The district internal auditor has also been instructed to witness the official handover of the interdicted individuals.
A case under reference number SD/1218/01/2022 of theft of goats has since been reported at police in Ntoroko.
A letter dated January 24, 2022 addressed to the CAO, explained how a police operation implicated the affected health officials.
“A fruitful operation revealed evidence of remains of goat meat and skin in one of the rooms and huge decaying remains of many goats in a nearby septic tank” read the letter.