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The Kasese Resident District Commissioner, Lt Joe Walusimbi has directed a section of members on the District Covid-19 Taskforce to record statements at police about their absence from yesterday’s 11/08/2021 meeting.
Lt. Walusimbi says the affected members including the District Health Officer and in-charges of health facilities with Covid-19 isolation centres are well aware that meetings are always held weekly on Wednesday morning.
The RDC, who is the Taskforce Chairperson, wonders why the affected persons decided not to attend the meeting in which they would declare the money that the Ministry of Health disbursed to the district to sensitize the community members about Covid-19 prevention.
Addressing the press at his office in Kasese town, the RDC said he had instructed the Chief Administrative Officer to compel the health department to come out and publicly declare the amount of money that was received and how it will be used.
In a telephone interview with our reporter, the District Health Officer, Dr. Yusuf Baseke explained that he was aware about the meeting and had delegated his Health Inspector to represent him.
The Kasese District Chairperson, Eliphaz Muhindi Bukombi also said that the few months he has been in office; he has observed a challenge of absenteeism and late coming among the technical staff at their various places of work.