From FRIDAY SIMBAYA in Iringa, 10th March 2010 @ 11:30, Total Comments: 0, Hits: 17 HAD anyone thought that a government official could lose his or her job simply for misplacing toilet keys? The Igowole Ward Executive Officer (WEO) in Mufindi District, Iringa Region, Mr Erasto Kidenya, found out the answer in a bitter way and was completely flustered. He found his job on the line when he was fired by the Iringa Regional Commissioner, Mr Mohamed Abdulazizi, for failing to account for the whereabouts of toilet keys at the wards main market. Mr Abdulazizi fired the confused ward executive officer on the spot after some villagers had complained that they were forced to attend short and long calls in the shrubs because the ward official was keeping the newly built toilet keys for no apparent reason. It happened on Tuesday when the Ward officer was ordered to explain why the toilets were closed, forcing people to suffer unnecessarily. As he was trying to explain to the furious RC, ignorant of the seriousness of his offence, the officer could not believe both his eyes and ears when he was told without mincing words that he had lost his job. Igowole ward market is a busy place which serves at least four villages of Nzivi, Ibata, Kisasa and Igowole in Mufindi district. The RC toured and inspected various projects which are being implemented through District Agricultural Development Plans (DADPs) which include modern abattoir, fish ponds and livestock service centre. Mr Abdulaziz said that the government wanted to evaluate whether the DADPs projects were properly implemented and if there was value for the funds used. Earlier, Mufindi District Commissioner, Ms Evarista Kalalu presented the district progress report to the RC, saying Mufindi had enough food and was not likely to face food shortage this year. She said food production had increased to 187,395 tonnes in 2008/09 season from 156,703 tonnes in 2005/06 season. However, Mufindi District has a total of 3,860 hectares of land which is suitable for irrigation but only 175 hectares or 4.5 per cent is utilised. The district also has fertile land and favourable climate to support both farming and animal husbandry. It receives an average rainfall of between 1200 and 1600 millimetres per annum in the Eastern part and an average of 950mm in the Western part. Licha ya kuwa sifaham km mkuu wa mkoa anaweza kumfukuza kazi katibu kata, binafsi natazama hili kama double standard. Hivi wenyewe wanafanya mangapi na bado wanazidi kuwa promoted?