Councilors of Kamuli district council are protesting the swearing of Thomas Kategere as Vice LC V chairman. Kategere was sworn in last week, by Kamuli chief administrative officer Catherine Amal on the advice of the permanent secretary ministry of local government.
LC V councilors in Kamuli are protesting the swearing in of Thomas Kategere as the district Vice LC V chairman. Kategere was sworn in last week, by Kamuli chief administrative officer Catherine Amal on the advice of the permanent secretary ministry of local government.
Amal wrote to the solicitor general for advice after councilors blocked the swearing in ceremony for Kategere two time citing his integrity. As a result, John Kashaka, permanent secretary ministry of local government wrote to Amal instructing her to swear in Kategere without delay.
However, the decision to swear in Kategere has drawn protests from district councilors. Led by Charles Mpalabule, the councilor for Kisozi sub-county, the 14 member district council has petitioned the speaker over the matter. The councilors have asked the speaker to convene a special council sitting within one week to discuss Kategere’s swearing in ceremony insisting that, he was irregularly inaugurated as Kamuli LC V vice chairman.
In their petition addressed to Samuel Bamwole, Kamuli District Council speaker, the councilors insist that they blocked the swearing of Kategere and sought advice from the solicitor general. They claim that before they got the advice, Amal went ahead and inaugurated him into office.
Mpalabule accuses the CAO of failing to show them the correspondences from the relevant offices over the matter. He says that they are dissatisfied with the way Kategere was sworn in as vice chairperson before getting a legal interpretation from the Solicitor general.
Samuel Bamwole, Kamuli District speaker says that he would soon convene the district council to discuss the matter. Kategere insists that he was legally sworn in and whoever feels cheated should go to court for his removal from office.