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Buikwe Councillors Divided Over Surrendering Royalties to Njeru Municipality

Djibrilu Kaisokampanga, the representative of Wakisi division argued that both companies are found within the municipality and they should therefore benefit directly from them.
Jimmy Kanaabi, the Buikwe LC5 District Chairperson.

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Buikwe district councillors are divided over the proposal to surrender the collection of royalties from Uganda breweries and Eskom Uganda limited to Njeru Municipality.

The collects over Shillings 50 each quarter of the financial year from Uganda Breweries limited and Eskom Uganda Limited in royalties. 

The money is calculated based on the production of the companies per month.   

On Friday, councillors representing divisions in the Njeru Municipality asked the district council to surrender the royalties to the municipality for development purposes.  

  

Djibrilu Kaisokampanga, the representative of Wakisi division argued that both companies are found within the municipality and they should therefore benefit directly from them.

He noted that the solicitor general already issued guidance that Njeru municipality takes over the collection and plan for the expenditure of the royalties.

 

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However, the workers representative, Enock Sserwadda objected to the proposal, saying that the matter reverts backs to the relevant district committees for scrutiny.

 

Bill Tomusange, the representative of Kawolo Division also said the district should maintain the right of the royalties.   

 

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Buikwe LC 5 Chairperson, Jimmy Kanaabi, said that the matter shall be resolved soon, adding that they are likely to adopt the system used in other areas such as Jinja where royalties are equally shared between the district and the municipality.

Njeru Municipal Mayor, Yasin Kyazze said that they are failing to execute important tasks such as cleaning streets, collecting garbage and constructing markets due to lack of proper local revenue sources.                              

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