According to the new reserve prices recommended by the city executive committee vice chairperson and deputy city mayor, Priscah Mulongo Muganzi, the city projects to collect from Biharwe Matooke Market 4.6 Million shillings, Nyamityoboara daily Matooke market, 3.7 Million, Kikona Matooke Market 16 Million, central market parking 4.6 million, central market slaughter fees 4.1 million.
Led by Luganda Magidu, Arinaitwe Edward, Mastkio Bashir, Musasizi Evarisito, Bintukwanga Ronald Kigundu, Rukundo Aggrey, the riders under Mbarara City General Boda Boda Operators' Association petitioned the court in March seeking a judicial contesting the suspension of their association's leadership elections.
She said that during budget discussions for this financial year, they agreed that the revenue collection from the Matooke be increased to 16.8 million. However, the documents presented indicated a collection of 101 million, averaging 8 million monthly – a figure that wasn't agreed upon during budget discussions.
According to the plan, the City will focus on improving the education sector through the construction of 70 classrooms at 18 primary schools, three-unit staff houses in nine primary schools, and others.
Richard Mugisha, the Deputy Mbarara City Clerk, says that they set up a committee comprising the Acting City Commercial Officer, Principal Revenue Officer, and the Senior Revenue Officer to among others handle the petitions from the vendors.
The Mbarara City South Division Council Mayor, Jomo Mugabe, says that the vandals have destroyed and stolen some of the facilitates that include Yaka meters, switches, doors, and their frames on level 4.
Mbarara City authorities started demarcating the market on Monday and directed vendors to remove their displays from the demarcated areas which will now be allocated to Mobile money agents, and second-hand cloth dealers, among others.
Mbarara City received Shillings 575million of the Shillings 1.2 billion budgeted to work on eight roads, which Kakyebezi said had greatly affected the performance of the routine mechanized maintenance of the roads.
Bony Tashobya Karusya, the Speaker of Mbarara City Council accused the executive committee of undermining the council's powers, and trying to allow the technical team to award tenders without the council resolution, noting that Council has a lot to discuss from their report which the office of the Mayor is failing to present to council.