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More than 300 residents of Ryeru I cell in Ndekye
Ward Rubirizi Town council in Rubirizi district have signed a petition
moving a vote of no confidence in their LC I Chairperson, Alex Bob. The petitioners
accuse Bob of misusing the Village stamp to endorse forgeries and failing in his duties.
Agnes Kyarisima, one of the petitioners, accuses
Bob of consenting to land agreements to
more than a single buyer, which
causes conflict. They also
accuse him of working in isolation without his executive members misusing the
village stamp, using fake
signatures in several cases especially
involving the police, and failing to reconcile conflicting parties, especially in family
//Cue in: “nokuguma nakwata ebintu…
Cue out: …titwine airtime yokusindika,”//
Jamada Segawa, a resident of Ryeru village, says that the
chairperson has also failed to manage the
security of the village as the theft of crops and
animals have increased.
//Cue in: “tubire nitwenda kumwihamu…
Cue out: …obuhumuro omukyaro eki.”//
John Magezi, the LC III chairperson of Rubirizi town council has confirmed receiving the petition from the residents and asked them to follow the necessary procedures outlined in the local
//Cue in: “for the purpose…
Cue out: …to the magistrate,”//
He requested the Local leaders especially village and parish
chairmen to cooperate with residents while
performing their duties. Steven
Mugisha, the Ndekye Ward Chairperson wants the accused chairperson to write an apology to the resident.
Alex Bob, the Chairperson Ryeru I cell has confessed to committing
some errors in his line of duty and asked for forgiveness.
//Cue in: “okushoma tikukawahyo so…
Cue out: …ebyasigara byasigarira Ruhanga.”//
The Local Governments Act Chapter 243 mandates residents to impeach their village
chairperson or a member
of the executive from office supported by two-thirds of the council on grounds of Incompetence, Corruption, abuse of office,
misconduct, failure, or refusal without justification justifiable reason to
implement council decision among others.