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Kamuli Town Clerk, Treasurer Sent on Forced Leave

The duo was sent on 180 days of forced leave by Cuthbert Esuku, the Kamuli Chief Administrative Officer.
Two officials of Kamuli town council have been sent on forced leave to pave way for investigations into their conduct and financial management. They are Edith Namayega, the Kamuli town clerk and Treasurer Andrew Wambuga. The duo was sent on 180 days of forced leave by Cuthbert Esuku, the Kamuli Chief Administrative Officer. Esuku has appointed his assistant to care take the activities of the town council during the period of the investigations.

The suspension of both officials follows their alleged poor relationship with the public and complaints of inappropriate expenditures over the last three years. But Namayega accuses councilors of politicizing issues of Kamuli town council instead of concentrating on their role of monitoring projects. Pascal Wanyama, the Kamuli town council says councilors signed a petition requesting the CAO to intervene in the affairs of the town council. He says that they are demanding for a special audit of the town council records since 2009/2010 financial year to date.

David Musasizi, the Kamuli Town Council LC III chairperson has welcomed the suspension of both officials to pave way for their investigations. He says the investigations will help end speculations about the town council finances and expenditure. In 2012, Uganda Revenue Authority-URA attached 30 million shillings from the Kamuli Town council NAADS account over non remittance of Pay As You Earn tax from councillor's allowances.

 

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