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.
The Deputy Speaker of Mbale City, Abdallah Magambo told the Minister that the council has never approved the budget estimates. He explained that the council was not fully constituted when the estimates were laid before the council.
Last week, the State Minister of Economic Monitoring, Peter Ogwang ordered a forensic audit in the Mbale City revenue collections for the last four financial years. The Minister attributed the poor revenue collection to corrupt officials.
Johnson Gimoyi, Mbale City Council Engineer told the Minister during inspection that some of the projects that are nonexistent like a three classroom block at Mayor Primary School and the 5 stanza water borne toilet at North Road Primary School but reflected in the report are an error made during the typing of the report.
The Taxi drivers under their umbrella Mbale Taxi Drivers, Conductors and Owners' Association accuse the proprietors of Express Transport Companies of parking along the streets and transporting passengers yet they are licensed as courier service providers.
Mbale City has in the past struggled to collect local revenue. In the previous financial year, the council suffered a shortfall of more than two billion Shillings in local revenue collections. It collected 900 million shillings out of a projected 3.5 billion Shillings.
The land measuring over 40 acres was allegedly sold to private developers. The is part of land hosting the town council headquarters, the magistrate's court, the football pitch, the Youth Center among others.
In January last year, George Mwanika, the former Nakaloke town council NRM chairperson protested the sale of the land. He petitioned the Statehouse Anti-Corruption Unit on January 13th, 2020 complaining about the fraudulent sale of public citing the Town Council
Mugisu Hill and Nabuyonga Rise roads are part of the four roads that were constructed under the first phase of the World Bank-funded Uganda Support to Municipal Infrastructure Development (USMID) project. However, the roads developed cracks and huge potholes that made them impassable, less than two years after they were commissioned.