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Masaka Municipal Leadership on the Spot over Unspent Road Funds

In the 2018/19 financial year, government allocated Masaka municipality Shillings 2.4 billion for periodical roads maintenance works. However, the money was returned to the Central Treasury because of the failure by the municipality to utilize it despite the sorry state of the road network there.
Masaka Municipality Workers trying to patch-up potholes along Elgin street, the Municipality failed to spend Road Funds in the last Financail Year

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Masaka Municipal council leaders are on the spot for allegedly to effectively utilize funds for periodic roads maintenance. A group of councilors have petitioned the Resident District Commissioner and district leadership to investigate circumstances that compelled the Municipality to return road maintenance funds to the center.

In the 2018/19 financial year, government allocated Masaka municipality Shillings 2.4 billion for periodical roads maintenance works. However, the money was returned to the Central Treasury because of the failure by the municipality to utilize it despite the sorry state of the road network there.  

In their petition, which was also copied to the District Roads Committee, the Councilors blame the mess on internal bickering among technical staff, which they say is taking a toll on service delivery.  The Town Clerk, John Bahengana, says the money was returned because of late disbursement, which made it difficult for them to utilize it.

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Masaka Municipal Council is currently trapped in a series of squabbles related to financial accountability.

The District LC V Chairperson, Jude Mbabali and his Executive committee have already summoned the Municipal leadership for questioning about the incoherent relationship to the detriment of their electorate.