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Lira Municipal Councilors Refer Town Clerk to Local Government Ministry

Ahabwe, the former Lira Deputy Chief Administrative Officer, was posted to Lira municipality as the town clerk, to replace Assy Abireebe who was facing trial at the Anti-Corruption Court over alleged embezzlement of public funds and abuse of office.
Lira Municipal Acting Town Clerk Samuel Ahabwe (2)

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Lira Municipal councillors have voted to eject the acting Town Clerk, Samuel Ahabwe and refer him to the Ministry of Local Government. 

Ahabwe, the former Lira Deputy Chief Administrative Officer, was posted to Lira municipality as the town clerk, to replace Assy Abireebe who was facing trial at the Anti-Corruption Court over alleged embezzlement of public funds and abuse of office.

But barely four months into the office, the councillors are accusing him of failure to implement council resolutions. One of the resolutions is the removal of vendors from the streets and the termination of a contract by a private company; saving Grace, to manage the Coronation Park. 

The resolution to reject Ahabwe followed an emergency council meeting held on Thursday evening in Lira. The council has now tasked the Municipal Mayor Mike Ogwang to write to the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Local Government about the development and request for a possible replacement.  

Municipal Speaker Geoffrey Ogwal told URN that the meeting was convened to resolve some allegations levied against Ahabwe by both the councillors and the executive headed by the mayor.  Ogwal defends the decision saying it is justified in a situation where the council is dissatisfied with his performance.      

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Municipal Mayor Mike Ogwang also backed the resolution to refer Ahabwe to the ministry.   

Ahabwe reluctantly commented on the resolution to remove him from the office saying he was unable to attend the council meeting without the clerk to the council, whom he said was out of office.  

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