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Rakai District Chairperson Faces Censure

According to the censure motion signed by Charles Ssegirinya, the district council speaker, councillors accuse Mugabi of failing to provide accountability of 74.7 million shillings.
07 Sep 2018 07:36
A Copy of the Petition to the ministry of Local Government about censure of Rakai L.CV chairperson.
Robert Benon Mugabi, the Rakai District LCV chairperson is in trouble for abuse of office.

Rakai district councilors have collected signatures and drafted a censure seeking to remove Mugabi from office.

According to the censure motion signed by Charles Ssegirinya, the district council speaker, councillors accuse Mugabi of failing to provide accountability of 74.7 million shillings.

Ssegirinya says that the censure motion has been signed by over one-third of the district councillors and has been presented to his office.

Mugabi's troubles date way back from the 2013/14 financial year when he allegedly spent the money on various activities including foreign travels without knowledge and the approval of council.

According to the 2014 financial audit report, Mugabi on different occasions obtained the money from the treasury to cater for his private travel to South Africa, clear his political pledges and allowances as well as monitoring of public projects, but could not provide proof of accountability on his expenses.

John Kasiiba, the Rakai district Public Accounts Committee Chairperson, says that Mugabi was summoned several times to respond to the queries, but deliberately failed to show up.

According to Ssegirinya, the chairperson has since declined to return the money as recommended by the Auditor General in 2014.

Ssegirinya has also petitioned the Minister of Local Government notifying him of corruption tendencies of the chairperson and seeking that he endorses council's next course of action on the matter.

Mugabi denies the accusations.