The resolution was based on a motion moved by Enock Byakagaba, the Councillor representing Bazaar Ward, backed by Charles Mayanja, the councillor of Kitumba ward in East Division, Fort Portal Municipality. It was made during a council meeting held Friday at the municipal council offices in Boma.
With just two months to the end of the financial year, Fort Portal Municipality has failed to collect the tendered revenue worth 140 Million Shillings from the three divisions, affecting service delivery. This includes 50 million Shillings to South Division, 50 million Shillings to West Division and 40 million Shillings to East Division.
The program was halted in May after the municipal council terminated Plinth Technical Services Limited, a Zambian firm contracted to construct the -Kilometer Nyakaana-Kabundaire road. The road financed to a tune of 5.2 billion Shillings, was supposed to have been completed last year.
Peter Alinda, the Kabarole district lands officer says that the offices will coordinate land transactions, store land titles, provide technical support, guidance and support supervision to the district land boards in the region.
The waste from health facilities is expected to be incinerated, but since some facilities lack incinerators, they are forced to dump it in garbage skips and along the streets. The waste includes used syringes, needles, surgical blades, gloves and blood stained razor blades.
Asaba adds that when Lwanga was handing over the office to his predecessor, Paul Omoko, the land titles were not included in the hand over report. The missing land titles are for the newly constructed Mpanga market, municipal land in Kyenjojo and Kagote housing estates.
According to the rates that were set by Fort Portal municipal council, traders occupying lock up shops on the ground floor pay 120,000 shillings per month, while those on the first floor are charged 90,000 shillings per month.
Some of the activities that have stalled yet they had been budgeted for in the 2014/2015 financial year projects include the installation of street lights and electricity at the waste recycling plant, maintenance of roads and opening of access roads in the three municipal divisions South, East and West, replacing and painting of all pavements along the streets.
The Fort Portal municipality leadership led by the mayor Asaba Edison Ruyonga has been meeting local leaders from the sub county with a view of convincing them to accept to be part of the municipality.
The policy spells out proper disposal of garbage, availability of toilet facilities and proper management of sewerage in business premises and homes. It also spells out grounds for penalties for individuals who defy the policy.
Residents and local leaders of Karambi Sub County in Kabarole district have rejected a proposal by Fort Portal Municipality to expand into the sub county. The Municipality plans to annex the parishes of Butebe, Karambi and Mugoma.