A section of
district councilors in Kikuube have tabled a motion to censure three members of
the District Executive Committee-DEC over allegations of corruption and
The motion to censure Vincent Alpha Opio, the district Vice-Chairperson, the Secretary
for works, and Nicholas Kiiza and the Secretary for Production and natural resources
was moved by Ruth Kobusinge, the district female councilor for Buhimba sub-county during a council sitting at the district headquarters on Thursday.
According to Kobusinge, the members have been collecting money from applicants
applying for various jobs in the district promising to help them secure jobs in
vain. She says they have received several complaints from members of the public
pinning the trio for extorting money from them in exchange for jobs.
They also accuse the leaders of allegedly forging a document that was demanding
the transfer of the Kikuube Resident District Commissioner-RDC Amlan
Tumusiime and attached their signatures to the document without their consent.
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out:…in our motion,”//.
was a heated debate between the aggrieved councilors and the LCV Chairperson
Peter Banura who said the motion was improper since his office received the
censure motion on Wednesday.
According to standard rules of procedure, before a motion of censure and
removal from office is brought to council, it shall be subjected to technical
and legal compliance in accordance with local government guidelines.
//cue in;”I received it…
contends that the local government act states the censure motion will not be
debated until the expiry of 14 days after the petition is sent to the
the petitioners wait for the 14 days as he seeks legal and technical
guidance then he will be able to respond to the petitioners’ motion.
//cue in: “in local government…
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the LCV Councilor for Kabwoya upper who is also one of the petitioners
protested Banura’s submission saying they were within the law. He says they
have first to move the motion and sign for it before the clerk to the council then
refer it to the 14 days.
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councilors unanimously supported Byensi’s submission prompting the district
council speaker to allow them to table the motion.
Christopher Nkalu, the Kikuube District Council Speaker allowed the aggrieved
councilors to table the motion to the clerk of council Francis Abitegeka.
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Vincent Alpha Opio, one of the accused DEC members denied the allegations
saying they are aimed at tarnishing their image.