Mulondo was one of the three nominees to the municipal council executive presented on Thursday by Godfrey Kayemba Afaayo, the Mayor Masaka Municipality for approval.
Councilors of Masaka municipality have again rejected the nomination of Dan Mulondo as the municipal works secretary accusing him of poor working relations with fellow councilors and his electorate. Mulondo was one of the three nominees to the municipal council executive presented on Thursday by Godfrey Kayemba Afaayo, the Mayor Masaka Municipality for approval.
Others are Henry Busulwa, who was nominated for appointment as deputy mayor and Abbas Bukenya as finance secretary. The councilors approved the duo, but rejected Mulondo. Mariam Tusiime, one of the councilors moved a motion rejecting the appointment of Mulondo accusing him of suing other councilors for illegal censure and using abusive language in council, which they cannot tolerate.
Tusiime said because of his conduct towards fellow councilors and electorate, Mulondo is unfit for appointment on the district executive. She was supported by Hajjati Madina Matovu, the councilor for Kimanya, who said Mulondo was not good at interpreting political matters, adding that this could lead to confusion in the council. She said that the situation is complicated by the fact that Mulondo cannot express himself fluently in English.
Mulondo dismissed the accusations labeled against him saying that they were baseless and aimed at witch-hunting him politically. He said that most of the councilors opposed to his appointment were envious because they were not selected. Mulondo insists that he is a man of good repute, and wonders why the council has turned against him. Mayor Kayemba Afaayo says that there was no sound reason for Mulondo's rejection.
Kayemba says that he will nominate Mulondo in their next sitting because he is capable of serving as the municipal works secretary. Section 18 of the amended local government act provides that where a person is nominated to the executive committee and rejected by council three times without reasonable grounds, the nomination shall stand.
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