- The loyal youths who call themselves as Yumbe Development Network stormed the RDCs office at about 11.00am with placards to handover their petition letter to the RDC
- The group in their remedies requested the office of the RDC to arrest and try all the individuals who undertook the action to chase the CAO
- They call for deeper investigation into the district political leadership and provide safety and security for the CAO
By Elema Robert
Yumbe- A group of youths loyal to the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) of Yumbe on Tuesday staged a protest against the assault and harassment of the CAO.
In October, 2018 a group of people harassed and dragged the CAO to the RDCs office on allegation of maladministration.
In the letter signed by the group chairperson Ms Faridah Maneno Othman, the group strongly condemned the action of harassing the CAO saying the procedures taken were unprocedural, the allegations made against the CAO are unjustifiable where they say the action was planned and executed by some few individuals under the influence of the politicians.
The members also in the letter stressed that in 2004 scenario, the district and the people of Yumbe lost over Shs 250million when Mr Christopher Yikii the then CAO of Yumbe was taken to courts of law over similar allegations where by the district lost the case.
Mr Richard Andama the Resident District Commissioner (RDC) received the memo and appreciated the youths for presenting their issues in a peaceful way.
“The group of the youth came to my office to deliver their memorandum in which they have expressed their dissatisfaction of what happened to the CAO which I took it positively. Everyone has the right to express such issues but the complaints the youths raised needs to be sieved.”
He said if there are differences among the leaders, they can’t be solved in such a way but rather through dialogues.
But Mr Yassin Taban the district chairman said, the demonstration organised by the youths was unlawful and blamed the security personnel for allowing the youths to go ahead with their protest.
“What the group did was against the council resolution because the council recommended that CAO be transferred over the return of Shs 850 million for last financial year to the treasury. The mandate of transferring the CAO is neither from the chairman not the RDC but the appointing authority,” he said.