The staff of of Rural Electrification Agency (REA) have been asked to pack their belongings and go home because Ministry of Energy will not need their services after October 19.
A notice of termination of their contracts by the Permanent Secretary Irene Bateebe says that the decision to send them home comes from the cabinet directive to mainstream the agency to Ministry of Energy.
“Reference is made to Statutory Instrument No. 29 of 2021 .d Cabinet decision to mainstream Rural Electrification Agency to Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development,” she wrote three weeks ago.
“This is to inform you that your employment contract will be terminated with effect from 19th October 2022. The above Government decision may lead to absorption of staff with requisite qualifications and experience in the mainstream Public Service on new terms and conditions where vacancies may exist within the approved Rural Electrification Department structure,” the notice further reads.
Ms Bateebe said that in case of non-absorption, staff will be entitled to duly accrued benefits( if any) in accordance with the law and your terms of contract.
Upon expiry of the stated period the workers are required to handover office and any other government property in their possession to immediate supervisor as stipulated under section 6.10 of the Rural Electrification Agency, Human Resources Manual regarding the handing over and taking over of office.
REA has in the past been hit by corruption scandals prompting the President to constitute a probe on high-ranking management officials who were interdicted.
However, no conclusive report has been made public on what transpired.