Dear chairman (Rev. Peter Bakaluba Mukasa),
I am writing to you to draw to your attention an issue of great importance to the people of Mukono.
Rev. Bakaluba, and your executive along with other key players, has agreed that Mukono should have a District Service Commission (DSC) as soon as possible.
While Rev. Bakaluba has the support of the law, there have been several political roadblocks preventing the establishment of this commission. This has left our district leaders exposed to the demands of the people who are in dire need of a commission that manages recruitment, training, retention, remunerations, retirement, and more.
You are a Servant Leader who prioritizes serving the needs of the people rather than personal interests or gain.
So, as a politician, Rev. Bakaluba should use the law to back up his political positions, and vice versa. Politics is about managing society and its aspirations. Good politicians read the law with the lenses of what the community wants, and certainly what makes the community better.
The lack of enough jobs is the biggest challenge facing Ugandans today. Anyone who plays with people’s jobs is playing with their survival. It doesn’t matter that the jobs at hand are actually very few compared to how many people want them. The issue at hand is that people need jobs, and they need them desperately.
It is bad politics to fail to see this. No one wants to be seen as the hindrance to people getting jobs, promotions, or retirement benefits. This is the fastest way to lose the support of the entire civil service.
Even if technically speaking, hiring a service commission from a neighboring district is acceptable and would do a good job, anyone reading society would tell you that every job advertised attracts several candidates yet only one candidate is hired.
The recruiter expects that applicants will have a fair chance to compete for the said jobs. However, human beings don’t take failure lightly and will blame themselves for not being selected.
We are about to hear people blaming the hired DSC for their failure to land jobs and they’ll blame none but sitting politicians who offered them that excuse. Therefore, it is imperative that Mukono establish its own district service commission, rather than relying on a neighboring district.
In conclusion, I urge you to consider the importance of this issue and work towards establishing a district service commission for Mukono. It is essential for the future of our community and its people. Thank you.