Municipal Council Directs Town Clerk to Terminate Kabale Taxi Park Tender

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ohn Kalisa, the Chairman Kabale Municipal Finance, Planning and Investment Sectoral Committee, says there is no Kigezi Transports Limited can continuing running the park yet it has failed to remit revenue to the municipality.

Kabale municipal council has directed the town clerk, Innocent Ahimbisibwe to terminate the contract of Kigezi Transports Limited to manage the taxi parks. In January 2015, Kabale municipal council contracted Kigezi Transports Limited to the taxi park.

 
The contractor was expected to remit Shillings 33 million to the municipality each month. However, the municipality accuses Kigezi Transports Limited, which belongs to Kabale based businessman, Shanklyn Babu of failing to meet its obligation.

 
Apparently, the contractor owes Kabale municipality Shillings 224 million. John Kalisa, the Chairman Kabale Municipal Finance, Planning and Investment Sectoral Committee, says there is no Kigezi Transports Limited can continuing running the park yet it has failed to remit revenue to the municipality. 



He also wants the municipality to sue the contractor for failing to meet his obligation. Ronald Bifabusha, the Lower Bugongi ward councilor, accuses the town clerk of failing to demand returns from the contractor. 



He wants the contractor stopped from collecting revenue in the taxi since he has failed to remit it to the municipal council.
 

The Mayor Kabale Municipality, Emmanuel Sentaro Byamugisha agrees. He wants the town clerk to terminate the company's contract, recover all the arrears and submit a report to the contract committee with immediate effect.

 
The town clerk, Innocent Ahimbisibwe has promised to implement the council directive, saying he had received similar advice from the office of the Solicitor General. But Shanklyn Babu says he has nowhere to get the money to pay the municipality since he hasn't been making lots of money.

 

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Samuel Amanya
Samuel Amanya is the Kigezi Region URN bureau chief. Kabale, Kisoro, Kanungu and Rukungiri districts fall under his docket. Samuel Amanya has been a Uganda Radio Network reporter since August 2016. Before becoming a URN staff reporter, Amanya had written for the network for several years as a freelancer.


Amanya was also a Voice of Kigezi reporter from 2011 to 2016.


A journalism graduate from African College of Commerce Kabale, Amanya values his independence. Amanya says URN is a home for his talent because it lets him explore his journalistic interests without limits.

Amanya is fascinated by the crime beat and some of his best stories have come out of that interest. Amanya says he aims to be all round beat reporter.