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Nine Jinja Councilors Face Censure

Voters in Mafubira Sub County in Jinja district are demanding for the immediate resignation of nine councilors for allegedly failing to carry out their political duties. The demand follows a council budget meeting in which only six councilors attended out of the 15.

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Voters in Mafubira Sub County in Jinja district are demanding for the immediate resignation of nine councilors for allegedly failing to carry out their political duties.

The demand follows a council budget meeting in which only six councilors attended out of the 15. This meant quorum was not realized and the sub county budget could not be passed.

David Nabaana, a resident of Mafubira zone A, says they are unable to access their houses during rainy seasons because the drainage and access roads are bad. He says Mafubira sub county prioritized drainage and access road maintenance but it is going to be delayed by the selfish councilors.

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Mathias Mutatyama, a resident of Buwenda B village, says since closing the financial year 2011/2012, garbage has not been collected in Mafubira Sub County. Most trading centres are filthy. He says the councilors should expedite the passing of the budget in order for work to begin.

Baker Ntale, one of the affected councilors, says they have not been paid their sitting allowances. Ntale says each councilor is supposed to get 60,000 shillings per council sitting and that this money has not been paid for three months.

Michael Kimera, the speaker of Mafubira sub county council, says some of the councilors are also demanding for an increment in their sitting allowances from Shs 60,000 to 100,000 shillings per sitting.

Kimera says it is only the executive members who get that amount of money the councilors are demanding and not all members of Mafubira sub county council.

Aminah Mirembe, a councilor from Mafubira zone A, says she supports the voters who are getting signatures to recall the councilors.

Mafubira Sub County has eight parishes that are represented by 15 councilors.

Hamisi Kiganira, the Mafubira Sub County chairperson, says the councilors have betrayed their voters by fronting self-interests ahead of the voters’ desires like good lighting, clean roads and water.

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