BUKEDEA – Bukedea district authorities have finally handed over the office of the District Health Officer- DHO to Dr. Emmanuel Okalany Odeke.
Dr. Odeke was recruited following the March 1, 2022 job advertisement but didn’t access the office over administrative issues.
He joined the office where Stephen Ikodet was serving as the acting DHO for close to a decade.
On Thursday, after this website ran an article detailing how he had not assumed office, the new DHO accessed his office in the presence of the Chief Administrative Officer, Joseph Maria Mukasa, and Ikodet.
According to Mukasa, the allegations that the new DHO had been blocked out of office were false. He said that they were waiting for Dr. Odeke to report.
According to Mukasa, Ikodet will continue as an Assistant DHO.
Bukedea has been sourcing in vain, a substantive DHO for several years.
The latest advert ran in January 2020 before this year’s advert that brought on board, Dr. Odeke.