On Friday, Florence Asio, the Jinja LCV Vice-Chairperson read out names of two names, Daudi Musenze and Ismael Kisambira. However, a section of councillors booed her before she could finish reading out credentials of the said candidates.
Jinja District Council on Friday turned chaotic after councillors
rejected a motion to elect the new district land board chairperson.
Last month, the chairperson Innocent Ndiiko resigned over allegations of forgery.
Florence Asio, the Jinja LCV Vice-Chairperson read out names of two nominees, Daudi Musenze and Ismael Kisambira. However, a section of councillors
booed her before she could finish reading out credentials of each of the nominees.
The District Speaker, Michael Nyende pleaded withe the councillors in vain.
They later pushed him out of his seat demanding that, he defers the matter to
the next council sitting.
Police officers came to his rescue and locked out the protesting councillors. The council session was adjourned for 10 minutes.
Nyende resolved to suspend three councillors namely; Meddie Mbentyo the councillor
representing Jinja central division, Jennifer Kirenda Kongo a female councillor
representing Jinja east constituency and Prosy Mutibwa of Buwenge rural sub-county
whom he accused of orchestrating the protest.
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He further faulted councillors of harboring intentions of soliciting bribes
from the nominees before approving their names.
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Kirenda however, told journalists that, they want the nominees to be presented by
the district service commission other than the council’s executive committee.
“It is befitting that, the chairperson of a land board is approved
by the district service commission other than candidates being presented to the
executive committee leadership which may create influence peddling,” he says.