According to Musana Nathan, the chairperson LC3 Kicheche Sub county who also doubles as Mayor Kabujogera Town council during an interview with URN reporter earlier on Thursday, said the Town council received only 50M as startup fund in 2016 and since they have never received any more money.
Kabujogera Town council in Kitagwenda District
is operating on debts following the failure by the central government to fund
its operations since it was created.
Kabujogera Town was created in 2016 together with Ntara Town
But Nathan Musana, the LC 3 Chairperson
Kicheche Sub County who also doubles as the Chairperson Kabujogera Town
council, says that they only received a startup fund of Shillings 50M in 2016 and have
never received any more funding.
He says the Shillings 50 million
was used to operationalize the town council. Musana says they are
currently operating on the little local revenue
collections and creditors.
//Cue in: As a new Town…
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Musana says that he tasked area Members of Parliament to
lobby resources from the Finance Ministry but the Ministry reportedly advised
the Chief Administrative Officer, Eliab Ntagwete to scrap the town council from
the map of Kitagwenda District.
However, Musana says following recent
consultations with the Ministry, they are hopeful that the will annul their
advice and offer them the needed operational resources.
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Edward Twinamasiko owns a shop in the Town Council. He says for
the last two years the business community has been operating in a filthy town
dotted with garbage.
Musana calls for patience among residents who have been
decrying the poor services in the town council, saying their hands are tied.