The latest dispute arises from the parallel build-up meetings organised by partys Vice President and East African Legislative Assembly-EALA representative Fred Mukasa Mbidde, against the partys leadership in Masaka district.
he incumbent Bishop, Henry Katumba has confirmed the financial challenge, saying the church is desperately looking for funds to finance the project, which he expected to leave as a souvenir while marking the 60th anniversary of Masaka diocese slated for 2020.
Michael Mulindwa Nakumusana, the Nyendo-Ssenyange Division chairperson and a committee member says there are still many pending roads projects under of the municipal council to which this money should be committed to.
Godfrey Kayemba Afaayo, the Mayor Masaka Municipality, says they decided to contract Star Group because Traminco Uganda Limited, which is handling the construction of Edward Avenue, Buddu Street, Jesserby and Kabula Street drainage has delayed to complete the works.
The proposed amendments seek to provide for compulsory acquisition of land for development projects such as roads and other infrastructure pending negotiations on compensation with the affected persons.
In his report, the Auditor General accuses the municipality of failing to account for Shillings 83 million allegedly paid to pensioners. According to the report, although the municipality claims to have paid the money to pensioners, there is no evidence to that effect.
Two years ago, Masaka Municipality entered into a public private partnership with area businessman Moses Kaliisa Muto, to construct a modern multibillion shopping mall around the gardens. According to the structural plan, the mall will have a children leisure park, a banking complex, cinema hall as well as a shopping area.
Authorities in Masaka Municipality have closed over 200 shops for failure to pay trading license and income tax. The affected traders operate from Katwe-Butego division, the central business town of Masaka Municipality. Those affected are on Muto Plaza, Kayondo Plaza, Twin Tower, Mpuuga Building and Kasujja Plaza.
Joseph Ssebyala, a trader at Sagio Telecoms in Nyendo town has welcomed the tax assessment review. He however, wants URA to hold massive sensitise meetings to educate the public on various forms of taxes required of them.
In a January 25th, 2017 letter to the Chairman Board of Governors, Bwala Secondary school, the Town Clerk Innocent Ahimbisibwe, notes that the classroom block that was being used to accommodate boarding students isnt meant to be a dormitory.
Masaka Chief Magistrate, Samuel Munobe summoned Kasekende to appear today to defend himself against the accusations in vain. His lawyer, Timothy Rugayizi told court that his client didnt show up because he only received the summons on Wednesday yet he had official engagements.
Bank of Uganda acquired two acres of the said land over 10 years ago, to construct a Currency Centre in Masaka. But area leaders together with the Golf Union are opposed to the acquisition and are accusing the Central Bank of encroaching on the land, located between Tropic Inn Hotel, Golf Lane Hotel and DFCU Bank in Masaka.
A letter issued by Bernard Mbayo, the Secretary Uganda Golf Union, says the construction of a currency centre on their land is illegal. He says they received funding from St. Andrews Scotland which is meant to redevelop the Gold Course to resume operation.