All 216 District Directors of the National Disaster Management Organization ( NADMO) have been transferred en bloc from their current jurisdictions, Starr News has learnt.
The directors affected by the mass transfer have been given a week to report to their new locations or face sanctions.
One of the affected directors who spoke to Starr News on condition of anonymity said they suspect ill-motives in the action that has been taken by their management because no transfer grant has been given to them to move to the new locations.
Reacting to the concerns, a deputy director of NADMO Abu Ramadan said the transferred officers were serving in acting capacity and have been replaced with substantive officers. He nonetheless said there will be implications if the officers refuse to report to their new stations.
“You must report at your new duty post and begin working when the transfer grant is paid, wherever you took money from to enable you move to your new post, you go and replace it. But you can’t use the transfer grant issue as a basis for not reporting at your new post. We work with laws, the laws says if you absent yourself for ten clear working days without any excuse or permission you automatically forfeit your job.
“On the basis of this law if you have a job and committed to doing it well to develop this country, if you’ve been asked to move to Kadjebi and you’re even in Sandema, make sure that even though the transfer grant has not been paid, because it’s being processed, you make sure you report at your new place,” he told Kasapa FM.