Tom Wagama, a Boda boda rider in Mbale city, says that the bad state of the road has resulted in several accidents. He said a few days ago, a Boda boda rider fell into the deep hole and they struggled to pull him out and his motorcycle.
According to the councillors, the Deputy Town Clerk, Waniaye and Mabala have been at the forefront of mismanaging local revenue collection. They also accuse the duo of conniving some people to rob the city of finances meant for service delivery.
The Ministry of Lands, Housing and Urban Development contracted Dot Services in October 2020 to construct Naboa, Cathedral Avenue, Nkonkonjeru Terrace, North, Manafwa and Central Roads under the second phase of the Uganda Support to Municipality Infrastructure Development-USMID project.
Mbale Industrial City Division Mayor, Masaba Muhamood accuses Mayor Namugali and the town Clerk, Kyansamku of wrongly procuring Nalu, saying that he cannot allow people from other regions to collect money within MbaIe City.
"This is to inform you that your bid has been detailed below has been accepted. A written contract is being drafted and shall be forwarded for your signature as soon as it is ready,” a letter dated 04th/November 2021 from the City Clerk to Nalu Tours and Travels Limited reads in part. Nalu Tour and Travel Limited were supposed to sign the contract with the city authorities in the same month and commence work on November 15th, 2021.
Johnson Gimuyi, the Acting Mbale City Engineer and project manager, says that the contractor has asked for five more months to complete the project after failing to beat the 20th February 2022 deadline.
Madoi has dismissed all the allegations levelled against him by the vendors, saying that he will not vacate office until elections are held. He says that the market master is the one accountable for the money collected from the vendors and not his executive.
In a letter dated January 1 2021 addressed to all district heads of department, town clerks and Senior Assistant secretaries, the Chief Administrative Officer of Mbale District Lucy Frances Amulen said that there is a tendency for officers attending to official and private matters without formal communication to the management.
Mbale City Clerk, David Kyansanku, said that the biggest problem of cities in the country is property rates valuation. He says that in 2020, the government together with USAID resolved to have all the properties in the annexed sub-counties valued to improve the revenue of the cities.
Martin Wabusa, the Vice President of Mbale City Development Forum, says that the coffee beans were not part of the initial plan, arguing that coffee was supposed to be planted around the clock tower garden.
Kyansanku’s notice to evict the street vendors has met stiff resistance from the local leaders led by the Industrial City Division Mayor, Muhamood Masaaba Mutenyo. He asked vendors not to vacate the streets, saying the town clerk didn’t consult him before issuing the directive.
Two maize milling machines were installed in the areas of Bufumbo and Nakaloke to contribute to poverty eradication and economic growth through improved commercialization of agriculture, increasing farmers’ access to markets, attracting competitive prices and improved incomes.
During the handover of the roads for rehabilitation, Eng. Moses Were Happy, a Consultant Engineer from UB Consultants, which supervises Dott Services, said the rehabilitation will take them between one to two months.
During their mediation meeting on Tuesday, the Principal Mbale District Human Resource Officer, Anthony Wabomba told the teachers that they were wrongly recruited and that their posting letters are fake.
Samuel Mbimbaza Hashaka, the Resident District Commissioner of Bukwo said that the biggest challenge they face is information flow which information flows through the office of the CAO and the officers don’t want to give the information to the RDCs.
Sarah Nabude, who was teaching at Joy Blessed, a private Primary School in Mbale is one of the over 30 affected teachers. She says that after applying for the job, she was called to sit for interviews in December and received her appointment letter and was posted to Buzalanzo Primary School.
In his letter addressed to the Mbale City Clerk David Kyansanku, Magambo said that Mudoma who claims to be the Umukuka of ba Masaaba illegally and fraudulently acquired or possessed council building which was formerly of Bungokho-Mutoto sub county.
“This illegal and fraudulent acquisition, possession and occupation follow various unsuccessful attempts to displace another faction of Amram Wagabyalire which also stays in another council property of Mbale City Council in Maluku DA grounds” the letter reads in part.