Mubarak Ssekikubo the LCIII Chairperson of Nakisunga sub-county notes that they want the Ministry to inform the chairpersons about the progress of the motorcycle purchase since they facing an urgent need of monitoring government programs during this period of Covid-19.
Council III Chairpersons in Mukono district have petitioned the Ministry of
Local Government over the delayed distribution of motorcycles.
In 2019, the government embarked on the process of purchasing motorcycles for Sub
County, town councils and municipal division chairpersons to ease their
transport while conducting business. However, the chairpersons are yet to receive the motorcycles.
Mubarak Ssekikubo the LCIII Chairperson of Nakisunga sub-county notes that they
want the Ministry to inform the chairpersons about the progress of the motorcycle
purchase since they facing an urgent need of monitoring government programs
during this period of COVID-19.
“With the current COVID-19 pandemic, we wish to inform you that all our
movements are highly affected, that we cannot easily traverse our sub-counties
to mobilize communities for development and health matters.” Reads part of the
Ssekikubo says that some chairpersons are forced to walk on foot or hire motorcycles
to conduct business. He adds that the lack of transport
means has affected service delivery in the community.
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Cue out …to be seen”//
Badru Kafumbe, the Kasawo Sub County Chairperson wonders why the government is
taking longer to deliver motorcycles yet the bidding process was completed last
Kabambwe the Kyampisi sub-county chairperson notes that being members of the COVID-19
task forces at their sub-counties, they face difficulties reaching out to every
member of the community.
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Cue out…bamagombolola tubabuwe”//
The Minister for Local Government Raphael Magyezi says that the chairpersons
should remain calm. He adds that the funds for purchasing the motorcycles were
budgeted for in this financial year.
“The program is still on-going and any time they shall be receiving their
motorcycles since they were budgeted for in this financial year. In the same
program also LCI chairpersons will receive bicycles.” Magyezi says.