The local government's minister, Major General Kahinda Otafiire has today instituted a commission of inquiry, into the alleged financial and administrative irregularities in Kampala Central Division.
The probe commission stems from reports that the central division chairman, Godfrey Nyakana, is promoting anarchy and hooliganism in the running of council affairs.
Nyakana is also accused of forming an illegal force consisting of boxers, weight lifters commonly known as Kanyamasi from Kisenyi ward, who are deployed as law enforcement officers to intimidate and undermine the legally recognized law enforcement officers.
Speaking to Journalists at the workers house this afternoon, Otafiire said that his office has received information that the iKanyamasi have been collecting 500 shillings from food vendors operating in markets within the division. They have also been collecting
1,500 shillings per week, from phone operators, and 500 shillings per day from hawkers in the new and old taxi parks.
The ikanyamasi were also recently deployed to guard an illegal construction of a storied building at the centenary park opposite the former Shimoni teacher college.
The commission chaired by Irene Odida Ovonji, a former Member of the East African Legislative Assembly (EALA), starts work immediately and is expected to investigate whether the central division has been following lawful building and physical planning procedures, more specifically in the Centenary park developments.
The commission will also find out how much money has been collected and lost in the central division, and establish who is responsible for the loss of revenue within the central division.
The commission is also expected to establish the laws and procedures relating to recruitment of enforcement officers.
The commission is expected to report back its findings in three weeks time.