Godfrey Muhonge, the Chairperson Public Accounts Committee for
Kibaale district has resigned to join active politics.
In a letter dated March 4, 2020, addressed to the Kibaale LCV Chairperson,
Muhonge contends that he has resigned due to busy engagements that have not
enabled him to effectively perform his duties.
“This is to inform you that due to equally pressing engagements, I am unable to
effectively continue with the office. I wish to thank you for the opportunity
you offered me and the council for trusting me to serve in this capacity,” Read
part of the letter.
In the letter, Muwonge explained that he has resigned his position as the Chairperson
of the Public Accounts Committee to allow him freely to participate in the
He wants to contest for the Kibaale LCV Chairperson seat that is currently
being held by Peter Amara who was elected into the office in 2016.
//cue in;” Entebbe eyo gi…
Cue out:…kikozere mubu rungi.”//
Muhonge challenged other members on the committee to diligently
continue executing their work to ensure appropriate accountability and
transparency in the district.
//cue in;” We have registered…
Cue out:…what to do.”//
Muhonge was appointed Chairperson Public Accounts Committee in
October 2016 alongside four other members including Thereza Katonzi, Lawrence
Kyomuhendo, Vincent Tumusange and Julius Bagonza. Their term of office was to
elapse in 2021.
Amara says another member with a high level of integrity will be
appointed to replace Muhonge.
The Local Government Public Accounts Committee is the statutory
organ of every District Local Government that is established by section 89 of
the Local Government Act, 1997 as amended.
It is part of the effort of the government to make the management
of public affairs transparent and less prone to abuse by both elected and
PAC members hold office for 5 years and are eligible for
re-appointment for one more term only.