Interviews Target To Recruit 50 Officers

A section of the candidates waiting for the interviews in Torit. [Peter Lokale Nakimangole]

The State Local Government, Law Enforcement and Conservation Ministry successful short listed the candidates out of 393 applications received earlier this month.

The interviews, commencing with oral coupled with verifications of personal documents is continuing at the head office of the Council of Traditional Authority (COTAL) in Torit.

An 11-Member Committee led by Mr. Valery Osuru Attana with Mr. David Ochang being the Committee Secretary is entrusted to complete the ongoing exercise.

The Committee Chairperson, Mr. Valery Osuru Attana, disclosed that a series of interviews including medical and physical fitness would be continuing until written examinations are finalized thereafter successful candidates will be maintained and made readied for scheduled six-month training.

He further disclosed that upon a completion of the training, which include paramilitary, the officers shall then be deployed to counties and be subjected to 18-month of probation period on observation and all be permanently absorbed into civil service.

Speaking during joint interviews at COTAL, the Committee Secretary Mr. David Ochang confirmed they are gender sensitive to ensure affirmative action is executed in the continuing interviews.

In November, the State government reiterated commitment to implement a plan to recruit more than 50 Local Government Administrative Officers, the move, according to Governor Louis Lobong would seek to assist the government achieve its objective in enhancing and promoting good governance.

Re-announcing the intention while officially closing the fourth session of the state Parliament, Governor Louis Lobong reaffirmed his government strategy saying it already in the pipeline.

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