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Mpatta Sub County Headquarters, Police Post Closed Over Rent Arrears

On Friday, the landlord Mohamed Kasamba locked all the five apartments and the police post. According to the tenancy agreement, the Sub County was supposed to pay 250,000 Shillings a month for each of the five rooms. However, Kasamba says that he is demanding Three Million Shillings in arrears for one year.
Kasamba, the landlord at Mpatta trading center locking his building.

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Mpatta sub-county headquarters and police post in Mukono District are under lock and key over rent arrears.

The sub-county whose headquarters is still under construction rents a building at Mpatta trading centre. It houses the offices of the Sub County Chief, Accountant, Community Development Officer-CDO, LCIII Chairperson and Mpatta police post.

On Friday, the landlord Mohamed Kasamba locked all the five apartments and the police post. 

According to the tenancy agreement, the Sub County was supposed to pay 250,000 Shillings a month for each of the five rooms. However, Kasamba says that he is demanding Three Million Shillings in arrears for one year.

Kasamba says that he has several times demanded his money in vain. 

//Cue in: “Mwaka mulamba…

Cue out: …million satu”// 

The LCIII Chairperson Joseph Kimbugwe says that he will follow up on the matter since he is new in office. 

//cue in: “Ebyokunkuba ekipapula ekibanja…

Cue out: …ndimupya mu office”//

The LCV Chairperson Mukono Rev. Peter Bakaluba Mukasa is surprised that the county that has been in existence for ten years can fail to pay arrears.

Mpatta Sub County was curved from Ntenjeru Sub County in 2010. It has seven parishes and 25 villages.

The former LCIII Chairperson Patrick Ssajjabi says many of the sub-county sources of revenue were affected by the pandemic and less revenue was realized last year.