Fredrick Oketch, the Western Region Inspectorate Officer, says that while serving as a Senior Finance Officer for Ishongororo Town Council, Nimusiima swindled a sum of 28,976,300 million Shillings which he was supposed to deposit on the town council bank account. The money in question was raised as local revenue.
This year’s celebrations held under the theme; Celebrating NRM/A’s Patriotic Struggle That Ushered in National Unity and Socioeconomic Transformation is the first national event to be held in Ibanda municipality, since its inception.
It has attracted thousands of NRM supporters from all walks of life. Students, farmers, politicians, and members of the business community started converging at the venue as early as 7 a.m. As celebrations went on inside the ground, hundreds remained stuck in slow-moving lines, to go through the mandatory security checks.
John Tushemereirwe Kapimpi, the Kicuzi Sub county LC V councilor, says the rain has left a huge trail of destruction. The incident comes barely two weeks after rain destroyed 20 houses leaving dozens of residents homeless.
Residents of Njembe I and Njembe II villages have ignored warning bells from local leaders, Geologists and Environmentalists. One of them said he would rather die while on his ancestral land than wander in different parts of the country.
On Thursday, Melichiudes Kazwengye, the Ibanda LC V chairperson tabled a motion before the district seeking approval to allocated a plot of 150 by 150 feet to NWSC for the establishment of offices and a service center to cater for Ibanda, Kamwenge and Kiruhura district.
In a letter to the Ibanda district council dated 20th, July, 2015, the Minister of Local Government Adolf Mwesige said he had considered upgrading Ibanda town council into a municipality status after raising the required population of 100,000 people.
Ibanda District local government is grappling with an acute staff shortage that is affecting service delivery to the residents. About 50 key positions in Ibanda district Local Government are vacant forcing the few officials to take on more than one responsibility.