Kalungu Chairpersons Want RDC Out

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In short
He claims that during the rallies, the RDC made false allegations which has affected the implementation of development projects.

Tom Sserwanga, the Kalungu Resident District Commissioner is on the spot for alleged abuse office. Chairpersons of the five sub counties in the district want Sserwanga transferred for using his powers to fuel confusion in the areas under their jurisdiction. Ernest Munene, chairperson of the LC 3 chairperson’s forum in Kalungu district says that it all started after the RDC started holding public rallies in their areas without any notifying their offices. He claims that during the rallies, the RDC made false allegations which has affected the implementation of development projects.
 
He alleges that during one of the rallies, Sserwangatold residents that the LC 3 chairpersons had blocked the compensation of residents affected by road expansion works, which is not true.
Munene says that as a result, residents ganged up against contractors and blocked the road works until they are paid compensation yet it was not budgeted for. He says that he approached the RDC to withdraw his utterance, but he instead insulted him.

He says that he was left with no option, but to halt the road construction for fear that residents may attack the contractors and destroy their equipment. Sulait Mutebi; the LC 3 chairperson of Lwabenge Sub-county also accuses the RDC of meddling in cases which are not under his jurisdiction without involving the local authorities. He says Sserwanga has repeatedly undermined lower local council heads, despite repeated pleas for him to refrain from this habit.

Lwabenge says that the RDC has caused more havoc in the district, adding that he should be removed to restore order. The LC 3 chairperson have petitioned Emmanuel Musoke, Kalungu District LC V chairperson and also vowed to boycott all activities involving the RDC. Tom Sserwanga, the accused RDC says that the chairpersons hate him for effectively executing the directives given to him by the appointing authority. Sserwanga says as a representative of the president his office has no boundaries, adding that he sees no reason to consult sub county heads in the course of his duties.
Sserwanga claims to be a victim of Witch-hunt by the chairpersons, because he has often blocked their illegal land deals.

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Sserwanga says the accusations by the LC 3 chairperson cannot deter him from performing his duties.

 

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