Parliament seeks Ombudsman’s opinion over fired employees

Parliament has written to the Ombudsman seeking his advice on two former parliamentary employees fired despite having scored above the required grade during last year’s evaluation exercise conducted on the civil service. In her letter, dated January 25 and addressed to Ombudsman Tito Rutaremara, the Permanent Secretary, Immaculee Mukamurangwa, says many employees are “dissatisfied” with the evaluation process in parliament claiming it was not fair.
OMBUDSMAN: Tito Rutaremara
OMBUDSMAN: Tito Rutaremara

Parliament has written to the Ombudsman seeking his advice on two former parliamentary employees fired despite having scored above the required grade during last year’s evaluation exercise conducted on the civil service.

In her letter, dated January 25 and addressed to Ombudsman Tito Rutaremara, the Permanent Secretary, Immaculee Mukamurangwa, says many employees are “dissatisfied” with the evaluation process in parliament claiming it was not fair.

She requested the Ombudsman to give his opinion so that the matter could be resolved.

Mukamurangwa was responding to the Ombudsman’s letter in which he demanded an explanation regarding the dismissal of two employees; Moise Rusingizwa and Baudoin Ngabo Bwanakweli.

According to Mukamurangwa, some employees also queried the process that saw some employees elevated to “certain posts.”

The exercise that started in July last year, was aimed at assessing civil servants’ competence and those who didn’t measure up were dropped.

Those who scored 70 percent and above during the exercise were supposed to be retained by their respective institutions.

Soon after the exercise, Rusingizwa and Bwanakweli, petitioned the Office of Ombudsman arguing that their dismissal was “engineered” by their enemies in the House and called for investigations into the matter.

Prior to her current appointment, Mukamurangwa was the Deputy Ombudsman.

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