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Residents Move to Censure LC 1 Chairperson for Misusing Village Stamp, Abuse of Office

Agnes Kyarisima, one of the petitioners, accuses Bob of consenting to land agreements to more than a single buyer, which causes conflict.
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More than 300 residents of Ryeru I cell in Ndekye Ward Rubirizi Town council in Rubirizi district have signed a petition moving a vote of no confidence in their LC I Chairperson, Alex Bob. The petitioners accuse Bob of misusing the Village stamp to endorse forgeries and failing in his duties.

Agnes Kyarisima, one of the petitioners, accuses Bob of consenting to land agreements to more than a single buyer, which causes conflict. They also accuse him of working in isolation without his executive members misusing the village stamp, using fake signatures in several cases especially involving the police, and failing to reconcile conflicting parties, especially in family disputes.    

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//Cue in: “nokuguma nakwata ebintu…       

Cue out: …titwine airtime yokusindika,”//

Jamada Segawa, a resident of Ryeru village, says that the chairperson has also failed to manage the security of the village as the theft of crops and animals have increased.

//Cue in: “tubire nitwenda kumwihamu…    

Cue out: …obuhumuro omukyaro eki.”//

John Magezi, the LC III chairperson of Rubirizi town council has confirmed receiving the petition from the residents and asked them to follow the necessary procedures outlined in the local government act.

//Cue in: “for the purpose…    

Cue out: …to the magistrate,”//

He requested the Local leaders especially village and parish chairmen to cooperate with residents while performing their duties. Steven Mugisha, the Ndekye Ward Chairperson wants the accused chairperson to write an apology to the resident.   

Alex Bob, the Chairperson Ryeru I cell has confessed to committing some errors in his line of duty and asked for forgiveness.  

//Cue in: “okushoma tikukawahyo so…       

Cue out: …ebyasigara byasigarira Ruhanga.”//

The Local Governments Act Chapter 243 mandates residents to impeach their village chairperson or a member of the executive from office supported by two-thirds of the council on grounds of Incompetence, Corruption, abuse of office, misconduct, failure, or refusal without justification justifiable reason to implement council decision among others.

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