Busia County Public Service Board will enlist the services of 59 County Enforcement Constables in a month’s time after the conclusion of the aptitude/intelligence test at the Busia Agricultural Training Centre on Monday March 26, 2019.
A total of 265 officers who were recruited across all the seven sub counties converged for the one hour test that was supervised by the County Public Service Board led by the chair Assumpta Obore.
Ms Obore said the test was set a few hours to the exam to forestall cases of leakage, adding that they wanted to create a level playing field for all candidates sitting for the test.
“We shall retreat to mark the papers before compiling the list of successful candidates; they should be able to get their appointment letters within a month,” she said.
Over 1000 youths across the seven sub counties had applied for the job with most being dropped out at the various stages of recruitment after undergoing various medical and physical tests together with the provision of required documents.
Obore said of the 268 shortlisted candidates for the test, two had to be dropped because they failed to carry the required documents while one person did not show up.
“The process has been fair since it began at the sub county level and the questions in the test were very fair. However, I am concerned that the number of recruits needed is very small and this means most of us will miss out on the opportunity to have a job,” Beverly Atyang said.
Ms Obore reiterated Anyang’s concerns, noting that the biggest challenge the board has had is that the vacancies are few and yet there are so many qualified unemployed youths.
“We have to be very strict as a result of this and in the process we step on the toes of those who do not manage to meet the requirements; as an independent committee the board has done its work as prescribed by law,” she said.