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By Mildred Nambi

Luweero District Service Commission has suspended the recruitment of town clerks for Wobulenzi and Bombo town councils following protests by some applicants over the shortlist.

The position of Wobulenzi town clerk fell vacant in 2012 after Joseph Ssebudde resigned and took over another job in Rukungiri municipality, whereas the tenure of his colleague Lydia Nabaasa, the Bombo town clerk expired in February 2012.

On 18th February this year, Luweero District Services invited qualified candidates to fill the posts of town clerks in Wobulenzi and Bombo town council. The requirements for the job included a degree in social sciences, development studies, public administration, business studies or urban planning and at least six years experiences on the same job or equivalent reputable organization.

The advert attracted 46 applicants and 20 were shortlisted for interviews that were scheduled to take place on 10th May 2013. However, the interviews are not yet to take place.

Chairman Luweero District Service Commission Pastor Christian G.M Aliddeki, says they resolved to suspend the exercise after receiving complaints that some of the shortlisted candidates were not suitable for the job.

He claims that the complainants noted that some of the shortlisted candidate lacked the requisite qualifications and should be dropped.

Aliddeki, who declined to give the exact nature of the complaints, says they have referred the matter to ministry of public service for advice.

He says that in the meantime Irene Nakamatte and Lydia Nabaasa who have been acting as town clerks in the respective town councils shall stay in office until further notice.