The controversy started after the chairperson presented the name of Idris Badru Ssemakula for approval as District Service Commission-DSC chairperson to replace Stella Margret Kiondo who was rejected by the Public Service Commission after receiving complaints from residents questioning her integrity.
Wasswa Lukwago, the Seeta-Namugaga councillor, said that a lot is at stake if the district hires an outside commission. “Money to pay these hired commission officials from other districts can be used to help the district do some important work. I, therefore, recommend that another special council may be held to specifically handle that so that the issue is resolved,” he said.
The Town Clerk, Godfrey Kisekka says they have for so long been trying to recover only the playfield in the municipality that was fenced off by Denis Angura but they were shocked to learn from the landlord that the title on the land hosting the school is in the possession of a money lender.
The Sub-county Chairperson, Johnbosco Isabirye, says that the ten health workers were denied their allowances despite conducting the exercise. He says that the medical workers brought the matter to his attention and he in turn contacted their bosses who promised to get back in vain.
The divisional councillors passed a resolution in a council sitting to halt the construction saying that they lack a single document about the project as well as its plan. It is alleged that an interdicted staff ran off will all the documents.
Allan Mawanda, an Environmentalist and Speaker of Mukono Central Division says they have obtained a list over 200 people constructing and others who have secured plans to construct on the contested land, they will release to shame after proper confirmation.
Charles Kuteesa, another boat owner at Busoke accuses the members of AFALU of destroying their boats without any explanation. He says that they need over Shillings 400, 000 to repair each of the vandalized boats.
The 2 billion Shillings facility was constructed by the Rotary Club of Kampala on 10-acres of land donated to Rotary in 1996, by the Late Rotarian George Kasedde Mukasa for the Club to implement a community service project.
The Head Teacher, Nathan Kalema, says that they used the money to buy handwashing facilities and slash bushes around the school. He says that they have asked district authorities to allow them to operate double-shift classes given the status of the school.
Mukono district procured the borehole drilling machine eight years ago from Thai Appropriate Technology Co. Ltd at Shillings 900 million to increase the number of boreholes in the district so as to address the problem of water scarcity especially in rural areas. The district also expected to hire out the machine to raise local revenue.
Reports indicate that as schools reopen, many of them are struggling with dilapidated structures ruined over the last two years when the buildings were not in use. Schools in Uganda have been closed for close to two years, as one of the measures undertaken by the government to control the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.