Zephania Sseninde, the LC 1 Chairperson of Ssenyomo village told Magyezi that a bicycle was something small to brag about, saying that there was no need for the Minister to drive from Kampala to Luwero to launch the bicycle distribution exercise.
Last week, the Ministry of Finance, released a total of 5.8 trillion Shillings to facilitate government institutions in the second quarter of the year, covering the months of October, November and December 2021. Luwero district received 15.4 billion Shillings to cater for wages and development programmes among other activities during the same period.
Captain Muhammad Mubiru, the Chairperson of Retired Officers and Men for NRA/UPDF in Luwero district welcomed the opening of the office, saying it will save them the cost of travelling to Kampala to apply for projects as well as benefits.
UNBS issued an ultimatum of June 30th this year for maize millers and maize flour traders to secure standard certification for their products. Maize millers without standard certification face closure.
On Friday Abdul Kalemera the Chairperson of District Finance and Administration tabled a motion in district council sitting requesting each staff and elected leader to contribute atleast 5000 shillings per month to enable them complete the building in time.
In his circular, Kumumanya proposed an agenda for first council meeting which should include swearing of Chairpersons, hand over by CAO to chairpersons/mayors, election of speaker presided over by Magistrate and Speaker presides over elections of his/her deputy.
According to Beti Kamya, the Ministry has received more complaints about the services from Luwero and Wakiso. The complaints include lifting caveats without the knowledge of affected parties, delayed issuance of land titles, issuing multiple titles on the same land and corruption among others.
Abdul Kalemera the Chairperson for District Finance Committee explains that the newly elected councillors will earn less allowances compared the outgoing over projected decline in revenue collections following creation of five town councils which are semi-autonomous and don’t remit anything to district.
Sam Serunjogi the Director of Serunjogi Investments Limited in Wobulenzi town council says most works at the zonal offices have been taken over by security guards who don’t allow the people to seek answers from land registrars or surveyors concerning their complaints.
Godfrey Kuruhiira, the outgoing Luweero Chief Administrative Officer, says despite the fact that the revenue of the district grew tremendously during his tenure, residents remain in abject poverty because of the mentality of riding on their contribution to the five year NRA War.
Luweero District Human Resource Officer Bernard Okello explains that while joining the service, the parish chiefs submitted Diploma’s as the highest level of education attained. But in 2019 when the district announced new job slots, the parish chiefs applied for promotion with academic documents indicating that they had university Degrees.
Asuman Kaaya the Secretary of Luweero Town Council Taxi Management Association says that there are over 260 taxis operating from Luweero to Kampala city but none have acquired route charts to ply on the road.
Eighteen councillors voted to amend the motion and commit the money to equipping the hospital whereas four councillors insisted it should be used to buy food. Basing on the outcome, The district Speaker Dithan Kikabi ruled that money be used to buy hospital beds, sanitizers, thermometer guns and masks.
The outcry came up when People with Disabilities and Muslim clerics were invited for relief food to enable them sustain themselves during the ongoing COVID-19 lockdown. They were transported to Kasana Playground in Luweero town using taxi’s and motorcycles to a handover ceremony presided over by Resident District Commissioner Phoebe Namulindwa.
But in the latest communication, Finance Minister Matia Kasaija authorized the districts to utilize the 20 million Shillings that was returned by Members of Parliament. Kasaija says that the money should be treated as grants, and accounted for in accordance with the Public Finance Management Act.