The money was allegedly disbursed by government to Lira district local government for the payment of the annual salary of 60 local council one chairpersons in Lira Municipality.
Tension is mounting between Lira Municipality and district authorities over the where about of shillings 9.6 million that was meant to salaries of LC I chairpersons in the municipality. The money was allegedly disbursed by government to Lira district local government for the payment of the annual salary of 60 local council one chairpersons in Lira Municipality.
However, the LC I chairpersons have been frequenting Lira Municipality for the payment of their money in vain. Hajji Abu Isabirye, the LC I chairperson Bazar west village in Central Division says that nobody has offered them a clear explanation as to why they have not been paid. Isabirye says they are not happy by the delay of the municipal authority to pay them their allowance.
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Salim Babu, the LC I chairman of Town College village says they are not sure whether or not they will get the money. He is suspicious that the district authorities could have diverted their money, which would have helped them to buy office equipments including rims of duplicating paper.
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Daniel Kaweesi, the town clerk Lira Municipality says that the money was sent to the district but it has not been remitted to the municipality. He says that he has written to the district authority detailing the list of village chiefs who are legible to receive the pay.
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But Benon Rwanguha, Lira district chief administrative officer says that they have never received the said money, but says the money will be paid in arrears this financial year. Each LC I chairperson is entitled to UGX120, 000 as annual payment from central government.