Kabale Division Chairpersons Want Town Clerk Out

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The LC 3 chairpersons accuse Bujara of derailing development in the municipality. He is also accused of withholding the 30 percent remittances to the divisions and graduate tax compensation funds released by government.

Division chairpersons in Kabale municipality have resolved to denounce Augustine Rukiika Bujara, the town clerk and called for his transfer. They are Happiness Kyokwijuka, the LC 3 chairperson Northern Division, Sentaro Byamugisha, Central Division and Louis Bazirake of southern division. The LC 3 chairpersons accuse Bujara of derailing development in the municipality.  He is also accused of withholding the 30 percent remittances to the divisions and graduate tax compensation funds released by government.

Currently, Bujara is being investigated for alleged abuse of 286 million shillings meant for road works. During a meeting held at Central Division offices late last week, the Division chairpersons resolved to disassociate themselves from any activities being undertaken by Bujara and also write to the local government minister recommending his transfer to give way for development.

Julius Tituryebwa, the speaker Kabale Division says that they have tried all possible means to work with the town in vain. He says Bujara dishes out contracts in disregard of procurement guidelines and also terminates legal contracts without notifying the contracts committee. He hails the decision taken by the division chairpersons to distance themselves from the town clerk and his activities.

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Denis Arinaitwe, the chairperson of Central Division Finance committee says they have tried all measures to call the town clerk to order in vain. He asks residents to support their decision to get rid of the town clerk.

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Happiness Kyokwijuka, the Northern Division LC 3 chairperson says their decision to seek the transfer of the town clerk is aimed at saving the municipality from being thrown into confusion and under development.

Louis Bazirake, the Southern Division chairperson says that there is need for urgent intervention by the local government ministry to save the municipality because the conduct of the town clerk is affecting service delivery.
 

Sentaro Byamugisha, the Central Division Chairperson says the situation has worsened to the extent that the town clerk has refused to tender out most of the projects as required by the law and instead resorted to direct revenue collections by municipal workers.

Byamugisha says that the town clerk does not have the municipality at heart and should be relieved of his duties as quick as Possible.


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But Augustine Rukiika Bujara, the embattled town clerk says the allegations against him are aimed at tarnishing his name. He asks the local authorities to allowance the police investigations against him to be concluded before they start trading in baseless accusations.

 

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Anthony Kushaba
For Anthony Kushaba, journalism is not just a job; it is a calling. Kushaba believes journalism is one of the few platforms where the views of the oppressed and margainalised can be heard. This is what his journalism aims to do: bring to light untold stories.

Kushaba is the Mbarara region URN bureau chief. Mitooma, Ntungamo, Bushenyi, Sheema, Isingiro, and Kiruhura districts fall under his docket. Kushaba has been a URN staff member since 2012.

Kushaba is a journalism graduate from Uganda Christian University Study Centre at Bishop Barham College in Kabale. Before joining URN, Kushaba worked with Voice of Kigezi (2008), Bushenyi FM (2010) and later on to Voice of Muhabura.

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