|The UDM welcomes the firing of the Municipal
Manager of Aganang Municipality, who had been implicated in sexual harassment. The
resolution of the matter is overdue and it is unfortunate that it took so long to act
consider the high office occupied by this person. The delays have damaged the integrity
and image of the office of Municipal Manager and by extension the entire municipality. Now
that action has been taken we hope that it will serve as an example to others.
The abuse of power and sexual harassment cases that have come to light of late is cause for concern. It is evident that Government does not have uniform and appropriate strategies to prevent this, or to deal with complaints quickly and fairly when they do arise.