May 15, 2020

Kiruhura District Health Officer axed for neglect of duty amid COVID-19 pandemic


Map og Kiruhura District in Western Uganda

Kazo – It is not over until it is over! The woes surrounding the newly created Kiruhura district in western Uganda is yet to cease.

This follows the interdiction of the District Health Officer (DHO) for neglect of duty in the wake of COVID 19 pandemic.

In a letter dated 12 May 2020 issued by the Cheif administrative officer, Leonard Tumusiime directed Samuel Tweheyo Kihoza to leave office accusing him of failing to adhere to national guidelines on coronavirus in his district.

The interdiction of Tweheyo follows another letter from the ministry of local government dated May 8 indicating that the above-named officer was called to respond to alert of COVID 19 and he failed.

“…….In addition to to the above, the local government act cap 243 mandates the line ministry of local government for guidance, inspection, monitoring and coordination of government activities to ensure compliance with the provision of this act and any other law…..” reads part of the letter.

The embattled Tweheyo was given two days to hand over all the necessary office tools to his deputy Bully Easter Kiden.

“…..You are therefore immediately asked to hand over all government keys and other items that may be in your possession to Ms Bully Easter Kiden the assistant DHO…….” Reads another bit of the letter.

In a bid to contact the embattled Tweheyo could not be possible since his well known phone numbers were off.

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