The Minister for Local government, Adolph Mwesigye has ordered for the immediate reinstatement of Amir Nsamo, as Hoima Acting town clerk.
The minister's order is likely to solve the impasse that has for sometime engulfed the town council.
In his September 4th letter to the Hoima Chief Administrative Officer, Walter Iriama, the minister ordered the Chief Administrative Officer to immediately reinstate Nsamo as town clerk and retain Lillian Nakamatte, as Deputy Chief Administrative Officer-Hoima.
Under directions from the public service, the Hoima Chief Administrative Officer a week ago appointed Lillian Nakamatte as Hoima acting town clerk, replacing Nsamo, who had exceeded the mandatory six month as acting town clerk.
But the minister explains that the move to reinstate Nsamo was in response to a motion backed by the majority of councilors in support of Nsamo's stay.
Nakamatte's appointment and the sacking of Nsamo sparked a rift in council, with some in support of the decision while others remained opposed.
The rift blocked the new acting town clerk from assuming her office, resulting into stagnation in council activities.
On Tuesday, the northern Ward councilor, Joseph Byesigwa backed by majority of the councilors, petitioned the speaker Jackson Amanya, seeking to halt the handover of office to Nakamatte, pending consultation with the local government ministry.
Councilors moved a motion laying down the grounds upon which they think Nsamo must stay in office. They argued that Nsamo had done outstanding work for council, in his six month interim administration, and they could not afford losing her in favor of Nakamatte, whose performance they had not seen yet.
According to the minister's directive, Nsamo serves as town clerk, pending the full operations of Hoima municipality, when thecentral government shall take charge of appointing a fully fledged town clerk.