Kabale Division Councillors Protest over Unpaid Allowances

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The councillors, who earn 86,000 shillings as allowance per sitting, are demanding allowances for the last three months.

Councillors in Southern Division in Kabale Municipality have threatened to shun council meetings over failure to pay their allowances.

The councillors, who earn 86,000 shillings as allowance per sitting, are demanding allowances for the last three months. They argue that failure by the division to pay their allowances has affected their cost of living.

Pontias Byoruganda the councillor representing the elderly says that they have lost the morale to serve the electorate due to lack of the allowances.

He also wonders why the Assistant town clerk has failed to explain the delay.

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Yusuf Twegumye, the councillor representing Rushaki ward says that they plan to stage a demonstration if the authorities remain silent on the matter.

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The Principal Assistant Town Clerk for Southern Division, James Twinamatsiko, calls for calm. He explains that currently, the division lack funds.

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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.