Dr Anthony Mbonye successfully petitioned the High court to block a recruitment proccess to fill senior positions at the health ministry’s headquarters, including the one he holds – director general health services – in acting capacity.
According to the daily monitor, this comes on the eve of an Inspector general of government (IGG) office investigation that found Dr Mbonye liable for comflict of interest, having interfered with the recruitment process of senior positions, which is the perview of the health service commission.
The findings of the investigation and it’s recommendations led to the permanent secretary Dr Atwine Diana asking Dr Mbonye to resign, to which he petitioned the high court blocking the implementation of the IGG’s recommendations.
“I want court to review the decision of the IGG and quash it because it affects me and other applicants,” the daily monitor quoted Dr Mbonye’s submission to the high court through his lawyers.
According to the daily monitor, this means that Dr Mbonye remains acting director general health services as well as the sustantive director of health (Clinical and community).