Ntungamo District councillors are up in arms with the District LCV
Chairperson for allocating land to the Micro Finance Support centre without
The one-acre piece of land is located in Kagarama town council, Rutunguru ward.
The land in question was requested for by the micro Finance Support centre from
the district to set up a Demonstration Rabbit Farm, a request that was approved
by the Chief Administrative Officer.
Naboth Mpirirwe, Ntungamo sub-county District councillor, says that rules of
procedure authorize the district council to approve the allocation of any
public asset and not only the Chairperson.
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Ronald Bukenya, the District Councillor Eastern Division, says that giving out
public land without council approval is tantamount to corruption and the
chairperson is to blame.
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Cue out: …okukishemerire
Elijah Atuhaire, the District Speaker says although the Chief Administrative
Officer is the custodian of public property, the council has all powers to approve
any give out for use.
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Cue out: …must be
Denis Singahache, the Ntungamo LCV Chairperson, says that the
request was approved by the district executive committee. He says that the Micro
Finance Support centre was given the land with an option of renewal after five
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Hanny Turyaheebwa, the Chief Administrative Officer, says the
chairperson and his executive approved the given out land to be given to microfinance
support centre as they wait for the council to convene.