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Impeached Town Council Speaker Vows To Keep Working

The impeached speaker of Nyahuka Town Council in Bundibugyo district, James Nkayarwa, has vowed to remain serving in his position until councillors prove him guilty of the allegations.

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The impeached speaker of Nyahuka Town Council in Bundibugyo district, James Nkayarwa, has vowed to remain working until the councillors prove him guilty of the allegations. 

On Thursday councillors censured Nkayarwa accusing him of impartiality, incompetence and lack of transparency.

The motion was moved by Stephen Balikigamba Agaba, the councillor of Bundikuyali ward during a council meeting that was sitting at Nyahuka Mission Hall.

Agaba argued that his motion was in line with section 11 sub-section 6a,6b and 6c of the Local Government Act.

But Nkayarwa has this morning told URN that he is going to keep serving as a speaker because his impeachment is illegal.

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He adds that as a speaker, councillors were not supposed to accuse him of anything because it would make him get biased against them.

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But Agaba says Nkayarwa has been incompetent by failing to convene special and emergency council meetings. He said in the financial year 2016/2017 only two meetings were convened which is below the minimum requirement of four sittings.

Agaba also faults the impeached speaker on failing to task finance authorities to provide the status of council expenditures, income, assets and liabilities to ensure  transparency.

Meanwhile, Swizine Mutambaki, the town clerk says he will write to the office of the electoral commission to invite them to preside over the election of the new council speaker.

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