Daniel Onyango Opondo, a councillor of Lubya Sub County and Chairman of Finance and Administrative Committee, says that the district public accounts committee recently discovered that the funds were also channelled to roads that did not need maintenance.
The motion, tabled by Ronald Basiima, a councillor representing Kicwamba ward, sought exemptions for the municipal Mayor Grace Mary Muagasa, the Deputy mayor Nelson Jimmex Businge, the Town Clerk David Kyasanku and the Municipal Council Speaker Bosco Muhanuzi.
During the meeting, the Works Committee Chairperson, Baate Mugisha proposed that council should embark on the construction of the district headquarters at Busoga square as soon as possible drawing protests from the LC V Chairperson, Titus Kisambira together with seven councilors.
Nyende says that the three are still facing charges of corruption, influence peddling and abuse of office before the Anti-corruption court. He explained to the councillors that he is acting on orders of the Inspector General of Government-IGG.
Pauline Rugyira, the Kashambya Sub County LC V female councilor, says the district council sat on May 20th, 2018 and resolved to construct 20 water springs in Kashambya Sub County as way of extending safe water to the residents. She however, says they were surprised to learn recently that only 13 were built and part of the money spent in Rwamucucu Sub County.
The Councilors converged for the Council meeting at exactly 10AM But after realizing that money for their seating allowances had not been put onto their accounts, the councilors turned rowdy prompting the speaker to adjourn the Council meeting.
Lukwagos protest stems from an October 31st letter addressed to the KCCA Executive Director, Jenifer Musisi by the Minister showing that the councilors have been admitted for a leadership program at Kyankwanzi that will run from November 12th to 19th this year.
For the second time Masaka district councillors have declined to approve nominees to the District Land Board asking the chairperson LC 5 Jube Mbabaali to present fresh nominees. Achilles Mawanda, the council speaker adjourned the council to give more time for the councillors and the district executive to consult on this matter.
Kampala Capital City Authority KCCA councillors have expressed their disappointment at city authority directors after the latter snubbed a consultative meeting with landlords in Kampala over skyrocketing rent fares.
Kennedy Okello, the Nakawa II Councilor says mass transport is the way to go but says the president is doing things in a haphazard manner. He says bringing buses requires planning and consultations before signing a memorandum of understanding.
Trouble started after division councilors who had filled up the gallery applauded the arguments made by the divisional mayors that didnt please majority of the authority councilors, who are opposition leaning.
Peterson Kakuru Rweyoreka, the Rwanyamahembe Sub county LC 3 Chairperson, says the decision to move the roadside vendors is aimed at ensuring proper sanitation and security in the area. Kakuru says they have tried to sensitise the vendors on best practices in vain.
The councilors argue that the Mayor, his deputy, office of the Town Clerk and the engineering department have on several occasions been seen monitoring the roads without informing council about the progress or even inviting councilors to be part of the process.
Bizimanas troubles stem from recent media statements in which he mentioned that councilors in Kisoro district local government were collaborators of the M23, a rebel movement whose ex-combatants had sought refuge in districts neighboring the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Robert Bushweta, the representative of Kakoma Ward in Kakiika Division says the transfer should be followed with thorough investigations into his actions to assess the damage he could have caused to the municipality.
Their resistance is based on the recent allegations that the Town Clerk illegally sold off municipality land, mismanaged public funds and awarded a five-year tender to the tax park operators. Munono was also accused of tampering with Mbarara municipality budget.
The decision, by the District Speaker Halima Nassali came after it emerged that Andrew Mutebi had disregarded a resolution of the council meeting held on September 20, 2016 in which he was given one month to defend himself or apologize for insulting the district Vice Chairperson.