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Bunyangabu Councillors File Notice of Intent to Sue CAO Over Allowances

In a notice of intention to sue through their lawyers of Ahabwe James and Co. Advocates, the five councillors Turyahebwa Remigious, Nkwasibwe Denis, Katuutu Lillian, Arinaitwe Robert, Kasigazi Francis and Matsipa Esther are demanding 7 million shillings as sitting allowances for the nine sessions. The members are also demanding 500,000 shillings as costs used for stationary and additional 3 million shillings incurred in seeking legal guidance.

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The committee selected to investigate and compile a report on the alleged misuse of 100 million shillings meant for activities under the Agro-Industrialization for Local Economic Development-AGRI-LED-project in Bunyagabu District have issued a seven days’ ultimatum to the Chief Administrative Officer to pay their allowances.

In a notice of intention to sue through their lawyers of Ahabwe James and Co. Advocates, the five councillors Turyahebwa Remigious, Nkwasibwe Denis, Katuutu Lillian, Arinaitwe Robert, Kasigazi Francis and Matsipa Esther are demanding 7 million shillings as sitting allowances for the nine sessions.

The members are also demanding 500,000 shillings as costs used for stationary and additional 3 million shillings incurred in seeking legal guidance.

In a letter dated February 12th 2020, the committee indicate that they were entitled to receive sitting allowances per sitting and schedules for their sitting were made known to the CAO.

Nkwasibwe, says that since December, they have been reminding the district about their pay, but there hasn’t been any response.

//Cue in: “Council gave us work…   

Cue out: ...them to court.”//  

However, URN understands that the district had earlier proposed to pay the team in installments, which the members rejected.

The CAO Peter Nsungwa Ruhweza says that he has received the notice. 

Ruhweza says the issue will be tabled before the next council sitting to ensure that the committee members are paid.

In December, Bunyangabu District councillors clashed with the Chief Administrative officer over 100 million shillings meant for capacity building and sensitization of community on Agro-Industrialization for Local Economic Development-AGRI-LED-project.

The initiative is meant to enhance poverty reduction and sustainable wealth creation. 

However, the findings have since failed to pin the implicated officers.  But some officers within the district say the move by the councillors is aimed at tarnishing the image of the district. 

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