James Kutosi, the Public Relations Officer Mbale City Council told our reporter that they decided to close the affected businesses for failure to comply with the council tax policies. He says that the businesses will only be allowed to reopen after clearing the taxes they owe the council.
According to Opio, they have registered more than 100 cases of child abuse since this year began. Seventy of these are defile cases from Abongomola, Aduku, and Inomo sub-counties. He says that they are working closely with parents, local leaders, Police and different Civil Society Organisations to address the challenge.
Margaret Acayo, the division secretary for finance says they last received their honorarium in the 2019/2020 financial year and information indicates that their entitlement for this financial year was remitted to the municipality although it has never reached the intended beneficiaries.
The agency through Water Supply, Sanitation and Hygiene-WASH constructed 100 modern toilets at various landing sites of the fishing villages and 71 toilets at selected schools, as well as establishing 25 solar min water points supplying piped water to 103 Aquatech water taps. it also renovated 43 government aided primary and four secondary schools using various contractors.
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.
Without citing a specific law mandating him to make changes, the minister went ahead to appoint the mayors of the municipalities as interim city mayors. Magyezi also promised to issue guidelines that were to be followed to form interim city councils and executives but the promise was never fulfilled.