District yet to decide on reinstating sacked workers

RUBAVU – The reinstatement of workers who were unfairly sacked in Rubavu district is yet to be endorsed by the District Advisory Council, the district Mayor said. The Public Service Commission ordered the district to reinstate 12 employees, following complaints, which were verified by an independent team, that they had unfairly been sacked.

RUBAVU – The reinstatement of workers who were unfairly sacked in Rubavu district is yet to be endorsed by the District Advisory Council, the district Mayor said.

The Public Service Commission ordered the district to reinstate 12 employees, following complaints, which were verified by an independent team, that they had unfairly been sacked.

Local leaders who are meant to be reinstated include cell executive secretaries, district employees and sector employees, majority of them women.

They are part of the 22 employees who petitioned the Public Service Commission last year, protesting their dismissal.

A team of officials from ministries of Local Government and Public Service and Labour, which was commissioned to investigate claims that the evaluation exercise was flawed, found many anomalies after visiting Rubavu district twice.

However, The New Times has learnt that the district seems reluctant to implement the Public Service’s directive.

“We are yet to decide on the fate of these people. We have left the matter to the District Advisory Council to have the final word,” Evariste Bizimana, the acting Mayor told this newspaper in an interview.

Separately, the Advisory Council president, Rachael Nyirasafari, said the reinstatement of the sacked employees would not feature in their meeting schedule for Thursday.

“We shall not discuss it since we did not include it on our agenda, perhaps it will be discussed in our next extra-ordinary meeting,” Nyirasafari said.

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