Sub County Chief Interdicted Over Rent Arrears

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In short
Titus Agaba, the Sub County Chief of Kashambya in Kabale District was required to pay 40,000 Shillings as a monthly rent cost for residing in Sub County houses during his tenure of office as the Sub County Chief of Butanda, Kaharo and Kashambya sub counties. He however did not pay the money which accumulated to one million forty-four thousand Shillings.

Titus Agaba, the Sub County Chief of Kashambya in Kabale District has been interdicted for failure to clear accumulated rent arrears.

Agaba was required to pay 40,000 Shillings a month as a cost of rent for residing in Sub County houses during his tenure of office as the Sub County Chief of Butanda, Kaharo and Kashambya sub counties. He however did not pay the money which accumulated to one million forty-four thousand Shillings over a period of three years.

Kabale District Chief Administrative Officer Abert Matsiko Mutungwire says that Agaba has been adamant despite knowing that he had an obligation to pay rent like all civil servants who reside in government houses.

Mutungwire adds that Agaba has been given an ultimatum of 90 days to clear the payment or face further disciplinary action.  Mutungwire adds that once Agaba pays before the ultimatum, he will be re-instated to his job.
 
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Patrick Besigye Keihwa, the Kabale District Chairperson welcomes the interdiction saying that it will serve as a lesson to other sub county chiefs in the District. He describes the evasion of payments as a shameful act.

Efforts to get Agaba for a comment were futile as his mobile phones were switched off.

 

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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.


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