Paul Omer, the Soroti Mayor has fired his Deputy Moses Ecuru over
insubordination and illegal signing of agreements.
Omer, says that Moses Ecuru his Deputy went beyond his mandate to
do illegal transactions on behalf of council without his knowledge.
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The letter to fire Ecuru was written on June 7th, 2019 and it states that his
appointment as the Deputy Mayor has been revoked with immediate effect.
“You cease to and shall not represent the council in any form of gatherings,
discussions, functions, meetings in the capacity of Deputy Mayor. You
immediately cease to be a member and shall not attend the Executive Committee
meetings of Soroti Municipal Council,” Part of the letter read.
“I bring to your notice that with immediate effect, I revoke
Section 18(1) of the Local Government Act of powers vested upon me as the
Chairperson of Council of your appointment,” the letter adds.
Sources that declined to be named allege that Ecuru interfered in the
dubious sale of municipal plots without the knowledge of the council.
However, Ecuru denies the allegations. He says that the Mayor
acted emotionally and his sacking could have been influenced by people whom he
declined to name.