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Town Clerk Under Fire Over Absenteeism

Ronald Hakizimana Bifabusha, the Chairperson for Works, Water and Technical Services Committee Kabale municipality, says ever since Kimbowa reported, he rarely sits in office to perform his duties.
Kimbowa in a suit,the town clerk for Kabale Municipality

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Joseph Kimbowa, the Town Clerk Kabale municipality has come under fire from the area leaders for absenteeism. Kimbowa was posted to Mbarara Municipality in July 2016 from Masaka to replace Charles Magumba who was moved to Entebbe municipality.

 

 

However, residents and local leaders accuse the Town Clerk of absenteeism, which has affected service delivery. Ronald Hakizimana Bifabusha, the Chairperson for Works, Water and Technical Services Committee Kabale municipality, says ever since Kimbowa reported, he rarely sits in office to perform his duties.

 

 

He says the repeated absence of the town clerk has frustrated developmental meetings since they can't take place in his absence.

 

 

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Darius Nandiinda, the Kabale Resident District Commissioner, says Kimbowa spends most of the time in Kampala on his private work.  He says Kimbowa sits in office once in a month, which he says has crippled service delivery.

 

 

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Abert Matsiko Mutungwire, the Chief Administrative Officer Kabale, says all funds meant for road works in the municipality are stuck on the account due to the absence of the town clerk. Mutungwire says he has already forwarded a complaint to the Local Government ministry for appropriate action.

 

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Kimbowa has dismissed the accusations as false, saying he is always in office except for December when he was away on

 

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