|Smelling a rat in RA restructuring|
|Written by Staff Reporter|
|Wednesday, 20 June 2012 22:55|
There are serious concerns, even among road engineering experts, that the Road Authority (RA) may turn into a white elephant sooner rather than later. The CEO’s post has been re-advertised three times, while it is alleged by workers within the company that Conrad Mutonga Lutombi, who has little or no engineering background (but a B.Tech in police science) has been acting in the position.
An advert that appeared in the daily papers on 15 June 2012 triggered further discord between the RA Board and management. The full page advertisement of 15 June invites the public to apply for three posts, namely, the Chief Executive Officer, the Executive Officer (Regulatory, Inspectorate and Road Safety) and Executive Officer (Engineering). When the post was advertised previously, four candidates, including three women, were interviewed, but there has been no appointment as yet.
The Board is now being accused of having short-changed the requirements for the CEO’s post and the key requirement of having an engineering background has allegedly been set aside in order to fit a certain individual earmarked for the position.
|Last Updated on Wednesday, 20 June 2012 22:56|