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Councillors Demand Transfer of Lira Municipal Town Clerk

Some of the notable council resolutions which they cited include removal of street vendors from major streets within Lira town including Obote Avenue, Noteber, Oyam, Kitgum among others. Geoffrey Ogwal, the Municipal Council speaker confirmed receiving two petitions from both local councilors and the executive committee. Ogwal says he has informed Ahabwe about the intentions and asking to prepare his defense.

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Lira Municipal Town Clerk, Samuel Ahabwe is on the spot for failure to implement council resolutions.

Ahabwe is also accused of continued absenteeism from office and are demanding for his transfer.

 

Some of the council resolutions that have never been implemented include removal of street vendors from major streets within Lira town including Obote Avenue, Noteber, Oyam, and Kitgum among others.  

Geoffrey Ogwal, the Municipal Council speaker says that he has received two petitions from both local councillors and the executive committee.

Ogwal says that he has asked Ahabwe to prepare his defence. 

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Lawrence Aliga, the Municipal Deputy Mayor blamed Ahabwe for failing to throw out Saving Grace Limited, a private company from managing Coronation Park, a public open space to pave way for the upgrade.  

Aliga is worried that the delay to remove the company could interfere with the implementation of the World Bank-funded USMID Project.  

Jonal Okot, the youth councillor Ojwina Division, says that transferring Ahabwe could delay the implementation of USMID projects. 

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Ahabwe says he is not bothered by the actions of the councillors, but instead asked them to be patient and follow the laws.  

He notes that he will not heed to pressure by the councillors. 

Ahabwe who had been the Lira Deputy Chief Administrative officer was posted to Lira Municipal council as the acting town clerk some four months ago.  

He replaced Assy Abireebeat, who was charged by the Anti-Corruption Court over alleged embezzlement of public funds and abuse of office.                   

       

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