Bushenyi-Ishaka Municipal Town Clerk, William Makune is under the spotlight for
alleged failure to account for over Shillings 100million collected in the first
quarter of the 2019/2020 financial year.
This prompted the Mayor and Councilors
to close the municipal offices on Friday to get an explanation from the council
Kamugasha, the Mayor Bushenyi-Ishaka Municipality, says the decision to close
municipal offices was reached in the extra ordinary council meeting held
It came after the town
clerk and his technical staff boycotted the
meeting, which prompted council to close the offices until March Tuesday 2nd,
2020 pending the intervention of the Local Government Minister.
have decided to close this place until Tuesday when we expect the Local Government
Minister to intervene in our issue of accountability. We have pleaded enough,
all in vain,” Kamugasha said.
Gladys Bekunda, the Deputy Speaker Bushenyi-Ishaka Municipality,
says they disappointed that none of the technical officers showed up to respond
to their accountability queries.
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Jafari Basajabalaba, the Bushenyi District LC V
Chairperson has thrown his weight behind the councilor’s decision to close the
offices, saying they had held several meetings to harmonise the issue of
accountability and embezzlement of funds in vain.
that they advanced the municipality Shillings 194 million as local revenue but
they have failed to account for it.
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Apollo Kakonge, the Executive Director West
Ankole Civil Society Forum sued the municipal authorities for denying him
access to the bills of quantities and other details related to road
construction and works in the municipality.
He applauded the
councilors for taking a bold step, saying it is within their mandate to hold technical staff to account.
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The embattled town
clerk, William Makune locked himself in the
offices and declined to comment on the accusations leveled against him.