The residents argue that they have never been consulted by the district leaders on whether or not they want to move to the municipality, adding that the proposal of first dividing their Sub-county into divisions is just political and not meant to bring about development.
In his petition read out by the Jinja High Court Registrar, Jersey Byaruhanga, Walube wants court to bar Gologolo from publicly addressing himself as a royal chief. According to Walube, Gologolo was appointed to care take the throne following the death of his father in 1996.
Muhanga says the they are rushing to compete the building because Gen Salim Saleh, the Chief Coordinator Operation Wealth Creation OWC promised to rent their old offices. During the last council sitting about two weeks ago, Gen Saleh asked Councilors to rent him their Booma offices for the establishment of the regional OWC program offices.
According to the source, Tibugyenda succumbed to pancreatic cancer, which he has been battling for many years. Bridget Asinga Tumwesigye, the Kabale District Vice Chairperson has confirmed Tibugyends death.
The Lira District Police Commander, Joel Tubanone, says police have temporarily preferred charges of organizing an illegal assembly against the group and released them on bond after presenting substantive sureties.
On Tuesday, Saleh agreed to fund the five projects. He later signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Mayor Rev Willy Muhanga.Muhanga said that the projects will be implemented in a phased manner kick and hopes they will create employment for more than 30,000 people.
Sakwa has admitted recording a statement at Kumi Police station, but denies involvement in any robbery case. He told URN on phone on this morning that he took his military boots for polishing to a Shoe shiner on Saturday and traveled to Mbale for burial hoping to pick them the next day.
According to Naswagi, the group has been collecting revenue in the taxi park for a couple of months, which has impacted negatively on local revenue mobilisation. He explained that when the Municipality tried to kick the group from the Taxi Park, the Senior Presidential Adviser on Political Affairs, Moses Byaruhanga wrote to the Town Clerk to back off.
On Friday, Saleh had sought to get views from the councillors on a single project that can be funded by OWC. He told the councillors that he wants a self-sustaining project that is able to fetch enough income for the municipality each month.
For more than two years now, Fort Portal Municipality has been struggling to raise revenue, with some leaders saying that contractors do not remit to the municipality. Municipality records indicate that in the financial year 2017/2018, uncollected revenue by the municipality was over 600 million shillings.
Daniel Kaseregenye, the Hoima Municipal Deputy Town Clerk, says they decided to carry out the renovation and expansion works due to shortage of space, adding that following the elevation of the municipal status in 2010, the number of staff increased and office block couldnt accommodate all of them.
Jacob Kkule, the Masaka District Police Commander, says they responded instantly and managed to recover Tomusanges car, which was abandoned at the crime scene. He reveals that police have also recovered two bullet cartridges from the scene to aide their investigations.