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Mbarara City Councilors Vote for Extra-Ordinary Meeting over Executive Committee Report

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.

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Mbarara City Council members on Friday unanimously voted to hold an extraordibnary council meeting to discuss the City Executive special report.

The voting followed the failure of the Mbarara city Deputy mayor Priscah Murongo to present the executive committee report to the council and asking to amend the agenda and replace the presentation of the report with a discussion of the Mayor’s State of the city address which was presented in the last council session held in May.

The Local Government Act 243 allows the Chairperson/ Mayor to present to the council the work plans and budgets for discussion and approval with a resolution, which the city councilors say the mayor breached.

Before the voting, the councilors accused the Executive Committee chaired by the city mayor of being incompetent.

The councilors also accused the Executive Committee and the technical team of beginning city business without council resolutions.

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The Secretary for finance Ronald Taremwa, raised a point of procedure trying to block the council from asking and discussing the executive committee report noting that discussing the report from the previous financial year was not right which was objected to.

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But Betty Tigefeera, the councilor representing the elderly says the executive should be ashamed of all the time lost, that the executive committee had noting to present yet the report was supposed to be presented in June

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Mbarara city Deputy Mayor Priscah Murongo told the council that the Technical Team had not prepared their reports to present to the executive committee and asked for more time noting that they had scheduled a meeting for 11th July 2022.

Deputy City Clerk Richard Mugisha told the council that the executive committee wanted to give the council time to discuss the state of the City which is the proper procedure.

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Bony Tashobya Karusya, the Speaker of Mbarara City Council accused the executive committee of undermining the council's powers, noting that the council has a lot to discuss from their report among them is the awarding of the tenders that the office of the Mayor is failing to present to council.

He then directed the City Clerk and Mayor to organize the extraordinary meeting in two weeks.

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