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Nansana Municipality Gets New Town Clerk

Thomson Obong, the former Amolator Deputy Chief Administrative Officer replaces James Ambrose Atwoko.
Nansana Municipality Council building.

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The Ministry of Local Government has appointed a new Town Clerk for Nansana Municipality.

Thomson Obong, the former Amolator Deputy Chief Administrative Officer replaces James Ambrose Atwoko, who was thrown out of office on allegations of corruption and maladministration. 

According to Justinian Niwagaba, the Commissioner Urban Administration, Obong will assume office on Wednesday.

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The Statehouse Anti-Corruption Unit decided to investigate the alleged maladministration and corruption among technocrats and political leaders.  The unit wanted the ministry of local government to suspend some technocrats who will interfere with the investigations.

Although the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Local Government Ben Kumumanya had promised to look into their proposal, he, however, says that suspending public officers is a process that cannot be driven by opinions but rules.

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The appointment of a new Town Clerk has been welcomed by the Nansana Mayor Regina Bakitte. She says that the situation will get better since a neutral person will be overseeing the municipal activities as she wished.   

“This is less than what we wanted, a new person will be supervising activities as the investigations go on. This is good for our people, they will continue receiving service,” says Bakitte.  

Daniel Mivule, the councillor representing Nansana East Ward A says that since the crisis, service delivery ad revenue collection has greatly been affected. He says that it will be upon the new town clerk to fast track service delivery in the area give the fact that funds are readily available. 

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Although the municipality two billion shillings to run several activities in the third quarter, the money is said to have been lying ideal on the district accounts.