PAKWACH. The Pakwach district departmental personnel risk being arrested and prosecuted before courts of law for reckless use of the government vehicles and motorcycles, the district chairman has warned.
Mr Robert Omito Steen is furious about the manner in which a section of the government officials both in the district and sub-county misuse the items especially driving and riding past stipulated government working hours, performing private duties with allocated fuel and parking in ungazzated places late in the night.
"This time you aren't going to escape the wrath of the law, some of you will act as an example for the rest, at sub county, extension workers are having wounds weekly due to reckless riding, this must stop" he warned.
The chairman was speaking during the handover of a double cabin car and seven motorcycles delivered to the district by the central government at the district headquarters on Monday.
The consignment will help in monitoring of the various government programs in the district, this is according to Mr Mike Oloya, the district production officer. But he cautioned that the Yahama specification with four-stroke engines is costly in terms of fuel consumption.
He said the distribution is evenly to the departments of Education, Audit and the production department at the district level while the sub counties of Alwi, Wadelai Pakwach and Panyimur will get a motorcycle each due to vast areas of their administrative unit and the topography of the area.
Mr Swaib Toko, the resident district commissioner (RDC) Pakwach said those vandalizing government properties will be held personally liable.
He said cases of officials entrusting car washers at washing bays with government cars is a major cause of theft of government cars and motorcycles that are ferried across the borders.
He suggested for an attitude change from the community to own what government procures from their tax money.