The report reveals that a majority of the lands in these sub-counties lack proper land titles, raising concerns about potential encroachments. During the inquiry, the committee Chairperson Herbert Mutungi Kamugisha pointed out that encroachers have acquired land titles, resulting in land loss for the government.
The Ministry of Public Service established that many staff were in acting positions for over years due to a lack of qualifications or corruption.
The commission noted that there has been a common practice for districts to return money to the treasury when there are staffing gaps but kept for relatives who are still in school.
Ssempijja who is the councilor representing Kimanya-Kabonera division was impeached on Wednesday in a majority vote, during an extraordinary council session presided over by the Minister of Local Government Raphael Magyezi, assited by the Ministry’s Permanent Secretary Ben Kumumanya.
Paul Mwanja, the Commissioner of Infrastructure and Social Services in the Ministry of Finance, says that whereas the mother districts require Shillings 1 billion for their relocation, the government is currently financially constrained to fund the exercise.
Geoffrey Max Otucu, the Akali Sub County LC III Chairperson, who doubles as the Secretary of Production, Marketing, and Natural Resources, says that the bylaw is intended to promote food security and fight famine in the area.
Achilles Mawanda, the Masaka City Deputy Mayor says following the misunderstanding, they halted the process of relocating the vendors into the new market, and referred the matter to the Ministry of Local government for guidance and eventual management as an independent arbiter.
Moses Anok, the Acenlworo parish councilor says that the abuse of the fund by the former Sub County Chief has retarded the development of the newly created Sub County. Anok wants the Anti-Corruption Unit to intervene in the matter.
A total of 17 million Shillings part of the parish revolving fund for the beneficiaries was on Thursday disbursed to 17 households from Paicho Sub-county at the launch through an E-banking system at DFCU and Centenary banks.
Last year, the Minister of Local Government Raphael Magyezi issued a circular to all District Chairpersons and Mayors informing them of a suspension of the creation of new administrative units in villages, parishes, sub-counties, divisions, municipalities, and districts.
Patrick Okello, the Lira District Senior Finance Officer who also doubles as District Revenue Officer says that although the IRAS is efficient and transparent, the transaction is being affected by poor internet.
Elizabeth Namanda the Luwero District Chief Administrative Officer welcomed the commitment by the government to take over the project and said they are looking forward to knowing how and when this will be fulfilled.
Muhammed Nyombi, the former Chairperson of the central market vendors’ association accuses Mbarara City Authorities of passing the charges without consulting the vendors in line with their registration and resettlement guidelines issued by the Ministry of Local government.