PAKWACH. The long awaited Pakwach district service commission has been sworn in with a call on commission members to be impartial and service oriented.

The commission was sworn in by Mr Daniel Lubowa, the chief magistrate of Nebbi magisterial area on Wednesday.

It will be chaired by Mr George Parliel Ofoiru, 70, an auditor by profession and diplomat who served as Uganda’s ambassador to China and North Korea from 1981-1986, before retiring in 2013, where he served as a commissioner at Uganda Human Rights Commission.

Other members on the commission are; Mr Francis Angea, a former lecturer and John Orombi Onyai a retired principal at Muni Teacher's College.

The public service commission however disqualified Ms Alice Grace and Mr Sam Okaba on grounds that their positions would have been occupied by special interest groups.

The district chairman, Mr Steen Omito pledged to replace the disqualified two members as soon as possible to enable the commission fulfil its obligations without hindrance.

He said a lot of work was awaiting the commission as majority of district official were occupying positions in acting capacity which limited them to make decisions to cause change in the district.

The new commission chairman promised to do his work without compromise causing laughter when he said he had retired a poor man having resisted corruption tendencies in his long years of diplomatic and civil service.

Mr Paul Ogwang, the Chief Administrative Officer appealed for transparency and urged the Commission members to protect their integrity by offering the limited jobs in the district on merits.

Pakwach is a new district which became operational on 1st of July 2017 having ceded from Nebbi district, most of their staff were seconded from Nebbi.