Councillors Petition IGG over Inflated Costs of Repairing Garbage Trucks

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In short
Lyantonde district council spent more than 29 million shillings to repair two vehicles. Records indicate that at least 16 million was spent to replace the engine and 13 million was spent on repairing ISUZU registration Number LG 0082/ 41.

Lyantonde District Councillors have petitioned the Inspector General of Government-IGG to investigate the inflated costs of repairing garbage trucks.

Lyantonde district council spent more than 29 million shillings to repair two vehicles. 

Records indicate that at least 16 million was spent to replace the engine and 13 million was spent on repairing another garbage truck.

Despite spending big sums of money, the councillors are shocked that trucks are grounded three weeks after they were repaired.

Ali Ddamulira Bongo Kkooki D ward, representative says that the town council is facing challenge of uncollected garbage due break down of the trucks.

He wants the IGG to investigate the Lyantonde district engineer Francis Kiwanuka and the town Clerk Martin Rogers Ssentongo over the high costs spent on repairing the trucks.

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John Mulinde, another councillor says that they are under pressure from the residents to explain why the town is chocking on garbage. 

He says that they need the IGG to compel the engineer and Town clerk to explain how the funds were used.

Annet Namwanje a member of social service committee says that the costs were inflated.

She also says that some of the spare parts that were fixed are cheap.
Ssentongo has however dismissed allegations.  He explains that all funds that were spent on repairing the trucks were accounted for.

He says that residents and the councillors should remain calm since the council is working tirelessly to collect garbage and are looking for money to repair the garbage trucks.