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Six senior loans board officials axed for ‘gross incompetence’

SIX senior officials - two directors, three  assistant directors and a chief internal officer - of the Higher Education Students' Loan Board (HESLB) have been sacked by the institution's Board of Directors for alleged gross incompetence, which cost the government losses amounting to 7.1bn/-.

The six officials were initially suspended by the Board which is chaired by Prof William Anangisye, between 2016 and 2017 to pave the way for investigations against their alleged misdeeds.

Speaking in Dar es Salaam yesterday, Prof Anangisye said the directors and assistant directors still had “a window of 45 days’ to appeal against their sacking.

Sackings apart, the Board has also directed the Executive Director of HESLB to inform other government institutions of the decision for further measures – just in case there’s need for any.

The six officials were identified as Juma Chagonja (Director of Loan Recovery); Onesmus Laizer (Director of Loan Allocation and Distribution) and John Elias (Assistant Director of Loan Allocation).

The axe also fell on Robert Kibona (Assistant Director for Loan Recovery), Heri Sago (Chief Internal Auditor) and Chikira Jahari (Assistant Director for Loan Allocation).

According to a statement signed by Prof Anangisye, the HESLB Board is the disciplinary authority for the Executive Director, directors and assistant directors of the institution.

He said the senior officials were accused of gross incompetence and failure to adhere to Public Service Act of 2002 and its regulations, the HESLB Act number 9 of 2004 and its regulations which guide their responsibilities.

Failure to adhere to the laws and regulations, he explained, occasioned a loss of the said monies to the government.

After suspension of the officers in line with requirements of the laws and regulations covering public service, the Board formed a probe committee which comprised legal, financial and public service experts to probe the allegations and question the officials.

"Following the probe, the committee presented its findings and defence of the accused to the board for judgment. The board concluded that the officials committed disciplinary faults and thus deserve to be punished in line with the public service rules," the statement read in part.

He added: "They failed to fulfil their obligations in their respective responsibilities as required by the public service act and its regulations."

Prof Anangisye stressed that the Board which was appointed in August 2017, aims at supervising the management to ensure that it performs its responsibilities effectively.

He urged other employees of the loans board to perform their duties in line with laws, regulations and rules and guidelines covering their service.

SIX senior officials - two directors, three  assistant directors and a chief internal officer - of the Higher Education Students' Loan Board (HESLB) have been sacked by the institution's Board of Directors for alleged gross incompetence, which cost the government losses amounting to 7.1bn/-.

The six officials were initially suspended by the Board which is chaired by Prof William Anangisye, between 2016 and 2017 to pave the way for investigations against their alleged misdeeds.

Speaking in Dar es Salaam yesterday, Prof Anangisye said the directors and assistant directors still had “a window of 45 days’ to appeal against their sacking.

Sackings apart, the Board has also directed the Executive Director of HESLB to inform other government institutions of the decision for further measures – just in case there’s need for any.

The six officials were identified as Juma Chagonja (Director of Loan Recovery); Onesmus Laizer (Director of Loan Allocation and Distribution) and John Elias (Assistant Director of Loan Allocation).

The axe also fell on Robert Kibona (Assistant Director for Loan Recovery), Heri Sago (Chief Internal Auditor) and Chikira Jahari (Assistant Director for Loan Allocation).

According to a statement signed by Prof Anangisye, the HESLB Board is the disciplinary authority for the Executive Director, directors and assistant directors of the institution.

He said the senior officials were accused of gross incompetence and failure to adhere to Public Service Act of 2002 and its regulations, the HESLB Act number 9 of 2004 and its regulations which guide their responsibilities.

Failure to adhere to the laws and regulations, he explained, occasioned a loss of the said monies to the government.

After suspension of the officers in line with requirements of the laws and regulations covering public service, the Board formed a probe committee which comprised legal, financial and public service experts to probe the allegations and question the officials.

"Following the probe, the committee presented its findings and defence of the accused to the board for judgment. The board concluded that the officials committed disciplinary faults and thus deserve to be punished in line with the public service rules," the statement read in part.

He added: "They failed to fulfil their obligations in their respective responsibilities as required by the public service act and its regulations."

Prof Anangisye stressed that the Board which was appointed in August 2017, aims at supervising the management to ensure that it performs its responsibilities effectively.

He urged other employees of the loans board to perform their duties in line with laws, regulations and rules and guidelines covering their service.

SIX senior officials - two directors, three  assistant directors and a chief internal officer - of the Higher Education Students' Loan Board (HESLB) have been sacked by the institution's Board of Directors for alleged gross incompetence, which cost the government losses amounting to 7.1bn/-.

The six officials were initially suspended by the Board which is chaired by Prof William Anangisye, between 2016 and 2017 to pave the way for investigations against their alleged misdeeds.

Speaking in Dar es Salaam yesterday, Prof Anangisye said the directors and assistant directors still had “a window of 45 days’ to appeal against their sacking.

Sackings apart, the Board has also directed the Executive Director of HESLB to inform other government institutions of the decision for further measures – just in case there’s need for any.

The six officials were identified as Juma Chagonja (Director of Loan Recovery); Onesmus Laizer (Director of Loan Allocation and Distribution) and John Elias (Assistant Director of Loan Allocation).

The axe also fell on Robert Kibona (Assistant Director for Loan Recovery), Heri Sago (Chief Internal Auditor) and Chikira Jahari (Assistant Director for Loan Allocation).

According to a statement signed by Prof Anangisye, the HESLB Board is the disciplinary authority for the Executive Director, directors and assistant directors of the institution.

He said the senior officials were accused of gross incompetence and failure to adhere to Public Service Act of 2002 and its regulations, the HESLB Act number 9 of 2004 and its regulations which guide their responsibilities.

Failure to adhere to the laws and regulations, he explained, occasioned a loss of the said monies to the government.

After suspension of the officers in line with requirements of the laws and regulations covering public service, the Board formed a probe committee which comprised legal, financial and public service experts to probe the allegations and question the officials.

"Following the probe, the committee presented its findings and defence of the accused to the board for judgment. The board concluded that the officials committed disciplinary faults and thus deserve to be punished in line with the public service rules," the statement read in part.

He added: "They failed to fulfil their obligations in their respective responsibilities as required by the public service act and its regulations."

Prof Anangisye stressed that the Board which was appointed in August 2017, aims at supervising the management to ensure that it performs its responsibilities effectively.

He urged other employees of the loans board to perform their duties in line with laws, regulations and rules and guidelines covering their service.

 

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