Ronald Mugera Bbaale, the Chairperson of Masaka Municipality Business Community lashed out to the city leadership of neglecting a critical aspect of public hygiene in the town despite them being prompt in collecting taxes.
Bagunduse has vowed not to vacate office, saying his suspension is illegal. He says that such decisions can only be made by the district executive committee through the Regional Committee leadership, which he says was not done and therefore makes the entire process questionable.
At first 65-year-olds and above were receiving the funds monthly but effective July 1 last year, it was raised to 80 years to enable the programme roll out to the rest of the districts in Uganda. Exempted from the age raise was Karamoja region because of the Affirmative Action.
Safiyu Mafabi, the Chairperson Mbale Elders Forum told the meeting that the public has lost confidence Dot Services because of shoddy work on Soroti road. He says that they got concerned when they received news that Dot Services had won the contract to work on the two roads in the city.
Kigongo who is also the project supervisor in the district says they have written to the banks instructing them not to release the money until they confirm that beneficiaries have understood the real purpose of the funding.
The councillors are accusing both the technical and the political wing of influencing the recruitment process. According to the councillors, they have received several complaints from some of the applicants and members of the public about allegations of bribery and corruption in the recruitment process.
Edward Kiwanuka, the Gulu City Town Clerk says that the fund will construct more than 7 roads in the City totalling 7.788 kilometres. The roads include Oola Lubaro road, Vincent Opiyo road, Francis Barabanawe road, Lakana Odongkara road, Onono road and Nelson Mandela road.
In 2011, the Ministry of Works and Transport through a donation worth 1.9billion shillings from the Lake Victoria Environment Management Project-LAVEMP, undertook to construct a permanent market in Lukaya town council for hundreds of roadside vendors who operate from the area.
The most affected roads categorized with deep potholes, broken culverts and bridges include 14km Bobi-Wii Lacic, 14.9km Palenga to Ongako, 8km Bobi-Okwii to Lii Sub County in Nwoya district, 8km Walter Ochora road, 39km Acet-Loyo ajonga to Labora, 10km Bobi-Opaya to Hiima and 60-meter long Hiima bridge which connects Keto- Awor in Lakwana Sub County. Omoro district has a total of 303km roads under its management and 581 under the management of the various sub counties.
According to reports, four vehicles of Maracha district local government have been damaged due to reckless driving by some of the Technical and Political leaders and it is feared that leaders who have lost seats in the just concluded elections could pose more threat of damage if allowed to drive themselves in the government vehicles.
In the changes, Florence Atii, the female Councillor representing workers who initially was the Secretary for Production and Marketing and Fred Peter Erwono, the district youth Councillor who was the Secretary for Works and Technical Services, were both relieved of their duties.
According to Sarah Nalugooti and her husband John Baptist Musoke, the caretakers of the 2-acre graveyard land, they have lost three people since 2019 but since the compensation is delayed, they have no money to buy another piece of land to relocate the remains of the deceased.