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Mbarara City Council To Hire Ibanda District Service Commission :: Uganda Radionetwork
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Mbarara City Council To Hire Ibanda District Service Commission

Earlier, the council had approved the interdiction of three members of the City Service Commission over allegations of corruption and misuse of office. They are Edward Karugaba Kikaraya, Lubega M. Kazooba, and Benjamin Kahigiriza.

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Mbarara City Council has resolved to hire the services of the Ibanda District Service Commission to conduct the recruitment of staff.

During a council meeting held at the city council hall, the councilors unanimously resolved to hire the services in a bid to enhance service delivery.

Earlier, the council had approved the interdiction of three members of the City Service Commission over allegations of corruption and misuse of office. They are Edward Karugaba Kikaraya, Lubega M. Kazooba, and Benjamin Kahigiriza.

The three are currently facing trial on charges of corruption, extortion, and abuse of office after they were arrested in September following a public outcry.

The Mayor of Mbarara City, Robert Mugabe Kakyebezi while presenting the City Executive Committee report to the councilors said that three members will be suspended until their trial concludes.

Kakyebezi asked the council to seek services from the Ibanda District Service Commission to address staff shortages, especially in the education department.

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However, John Kavigi, a councillor representing the youth in Mbarara City warned against interdicting the officials, arguing that it would be procedurally wrong to interdict the commissioner while the matter is before court.

Bonny Tashobya the Speaker of Mbarara City Council said that the city was lagging in service delivery because many people were serving in acting capacity and other offices were without staff.  He added that the interdiction of the service commission members would not interfere with the court proceedings.

Augustine Atwijukye Kagutiya, the chairperson Mbarara City Service Commission, declined to comment when asked about the city council resolution. 

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