UVA wants recruitment of Lira District Veterinary Officer stopped over irregularities


By Aboth Grace,


The Uganda Veterinary Association has accused Lira Disira Service Commission of shortlisting candidates without requisite qualification for position of District Veterinary Officer.

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According to a letter by UVA dated 12th July, 2022 to the permanent secretary ministry of public service Catherine Bitarakwate, UVA raises concerns over irregularity in the recruitment being conducted by Lira district.

Kasibule Daniel, the Association President says that two candidates who were shortlisted for the position do not meet the required qualifications

He explained that the academic requirement for a veterinary officer is Bachelor in Veterinary medicine studied for five years at Makerere University but the duo studied Bachelor of Animal Production Technology Management instead.

Kasibule in a letter asks the ministry of public service to halt the recruitment exercise by Lira district service commission stating that it may affect service delivery in a long run.

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UVA also alleges that the recruitment could have been influenced with bribery by members of Lira district service commission and production department.

Records at Lira District noticeboard indicate that on  7th July, 2022, the district shortlisted Oceng Ronald Ricky and Aloka Andrew, for interviews for position of  DVO

The interviews accirding to a notice are expected to be conducted on 29th July, for positions of; office typist, veterinary officer, principal human resource officer, environment officer, and education assistants.

The deputy CAO of Lira district Paul Mbiwa denied receiving a letter by UVA, but said he will act on it as  soon as he receives a copy.

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