Aduku Town Council Councillors in Kwania district have vowed to
boycott the council meeting over failure by the authorities to procure bicycles.
The council in its sitting on 12th December last year resolved to procure 29
bicycles for all councillors from the Discretionary Equalization Grant at a
cost of 9.1 million shillings.
The councillors argue that the bicycles would help them to monitor government
programs especially NUSAF-3 and Community-Driven Development among other
Aduku Town Council Speaker Wycliffe Ebong says the councillors
have now rejected an invitation to hold the different committee meetings aimed
at streamlining different issues to enhance services to the Community.
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Alex Ekwang, the councillor who represents the Elderly Persons also the
Chairperson Works and Technical Services says they had for long been demanding
for the bicycles and later resolved in council but authorities rendered
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Another councillor Peter Otim also the leader of government
business who represents Teduka ward says their emoluments are inadequate and
they are unable to monitor government programs.
He maintained that unless the bicycles are secured, they will not attend any
According to Otim, several council businesses that include laying the budget,
approving development; revenue enhancement and capacity building plans among
others have hit a snag.
Santa Alum, a councillor for Ikwera ward says due to delays to
secure the bicycles, the Olami Community dam construction which cost the
government 145 million shillings is non-functional due to gaps in monitoring
However, James Keny Obaya, the Aduku Town Council Town Clark
refuted the allegations of failure of implementing the council resolutions. He says that the process for purchasing bicycles is now at the procurement