Mbale City has in the past struggled to collect local revenue. In the previous financial year, the council suffered a shortfall of more than two billion Shillings in local revenue collections. It collected 900 million shillings out of a projected 3.5 billion Shillings.
Balinda accuses Byaruhanga and his executive of failing to monitor and supervise government projects in the district. Balinda argues that the failure to monitor government projects resulted in shoddy works.
The land measuring over 40 acres was allegedly sold to private developers. The is part of land hosting the town council headquarters, the magistrate's court, the football pitch, the Youth Center among others.
The Ministry of Health guidelines require all adults to wear face masks while in public or crowded places, use hand sanitisers, observe social distancing and get vaccinated to protect themselves from infections. Public gatherings are also restricted to not more than 200 people and a nighttime curfew is also supposed to be maintained from 7 pm to 5:30 a.m.
Those approved are Herbert Otim, as the Chairperson of the Commission and two other members; Harriet Anyango and John Michael Ejagu. The nomination of Philomena Akello and John Francis Obokor was rejected, according to Richard Ssebandeke, the Kapelebyong Chief Administrative Officer- CAO.
The institutions have been asked to reopen under the staggered manner of learning as well as ensure vaccination. In addition, they are to adopt the Standards Operating Procedures-SOPs against Covid-19 as required by the Ministry of Health.
Kitgum District Chairperson Christopher Obol Arwai had presented the nomination of new members of the District Land Board, the District Service Commission, the Hospital Management Board and the Public Accounts Commitee for approval by the district council on Thursday.
The plea comes just a few days after Kampala Capital City Authority unveiled Planned Infrastructure Interventions to be undertaken by the Directorate of Engineering and Technical Services during the 2021/2022 financial year. Under the intervention, KCCA intends to improve 69 kilometres of roads in the city, thanks to support from the African Development Bank.
During a council meeting held on Thursday, the councillors expressed concern about the delayed recruitment of parish chiefs, which could affect the program. They argued that the parish chiefs should have been recruited by October 30.
Last week, the Uganda National Roads Authority- UNRA released a list of roads measuring 3,596.5 kilometres that will be constructed countrywide under the third phase of the National Development Plan- NDP III by 2025.
All the pastoralists intending to buy or hire land in the district will be required to first register with area leaders and be assessed by the security structures at the village, sub-county and the district level. All transactions involving pastoralists who are not registered will be nullified.
Last month, two State House officials Constance Bamukunda and Eunice Kyomuhendo petitioned Museveni accusing Eudia Mutabazi, Muhanga town council assistant town clerk, and Aggrey Magezi, Muhanga town council Land board committee chairperson of frustrating their plans of applying for freehold ownership of the contested land.