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Wantoni Taxi Drivers Association’s Chairperson Survives Lynching Over Missing Savings

Another driver Ibrahim Kawuzi also says they would at least have used the saved money to support their families go through the lockdown period but the persons trusted with leadership misused it.
Some of the taxi drivers congested in a taxi driving away from the municipality.

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The Chairperson of Wantoni Taxi Drivers and Conductors Association in Mukono Municipality Abubaker Sserunjogi has survived lynching from fuming members accusing him for mismanaging their savings.

Drivers had gathered at the municipal headquarters to meet the senior community development officer to seek recommendation for blocking further withdrawals of money from the association account as they were requested by the bank then Sserunjogi also arrived.

The taxi drivers immediately confronted him on accusations of conniving with other committee leaders to withdraw almost sixty percent of their savings without their knowledge at the same time declining to surrender the remaining balance to assist them buy food after missing out on government relief money.

James Nsimbi, the municipal enforcement officer and his team rescued Sserunjogi from the annoyed members before locking him in the municipal finance office.

The association has over 200 members including drivers, touts and conductors who claim to have saved between 150, 000 to 200, 000 shillings each before the lockdown was declared. 

John Ntale, one of the aggrieved taxi driver says they leant about their savings' fate  situation after 42 days covid-19 lockdown draining their financial stability to the extent of failing to feed their families.

//Cue in: “Eno embeera ebawadde…

Cue out: …sente zaffe”//

Another driver Ibrahim Kawuzi also says they would at least have use the saved money to support their families go through the lockdown period but the persons trusted with leadership misused it.

//Cue in: “Singa obukulembeze… 

Cue out: …elye myaka assatu”//

However, Sserunjogi later revealed to us that he used much of the money to support two members transport their relatives’ bodies for burial at Bukedia district during this lockdown, but the move was not supported by some of the members who are now trying to portray him as a thief. 

  The Municipal Spokesperson George Masengere notes that they have managed to cool down the drivers before requesting them to return after the lockdown is relaxed to settle the matters.

He notes that they also agreed for Sserunjogi to surrender instruments of power which include the constitution and stamp to the office of the CDO until matters are resolved.

He has also been blocked from withdrawing money from the association account.

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