On Wednesday, Alex Baingana, the Principal Assistant Town Clerk in charge of the Central Division stormed the Umeme offices along Bank lane in Kabale town accompanied by the law enforcement officers and ordered all staff to vacate the premises.
Umeme offices in Kabale
are on the verge of closure over none payment of property taxes worth Shillings
According to the Central Division Authorities, the power
distributors have failed to pay the property rates for the last four years.
On Wednesday, Alex Baingana, the Principal Assistant Town
Clerk in charge of the Central Division stormed the Umeme offices along Bank
lane in Kabale town accompanied by the law enforcement officers and
ordered all staff to vacate the premises.
Javira Kanyankole, the Umeme Manager Kabale branch pleaded
with the division authorities not to close the premises since it serves many responsible customers.
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Baingana explained that they had resolved to closes the
premises after sending various demand notices to the power company without
He says the failure by such big companies to pay the property rates has
crippled their projects such as garbage collection.
Kanyankole later told URN that they had failed to
clear because of a misunderstanding
about the amount the amount levied.
He however, said the tax
will be cleared within a month’s time following their discussions with the town
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municipal authorities have severally accused corporate companies of defaulting
on tax payment without clear reasons.
July 2, 2019, Central division authorities closed Freedom Radio for defaulting on Shillings
602,000 for ground rent and Shillings 550,000 for the operational license for
the 2018/2019 financial year.
He cleared the money was allowed to resume operations.