Town Clerk Given Two Weeks Ultimatum to Explain Poor Service Delivery

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Tumusiime Ignatius whose election is being challenged by FDC's Monday Rogers

By our Reporter

Masindi

 

Tumusiime speaking to our reporter at GMEPA office
Tumusiime stormed GMEPA offices to express his anger to the town clerk

The town clerk Masindi municipal council, Paul Batanda has been given two weeks to rectify municipal council projects whose state is debatable.

The ultimatum was given to Batanda by the municipal youth council chairperson, Ignatius Tumusiime in a letter dated 9th December 2015 and copied to the resident district commissioner, Masindi district; Mayor Masindi municipal council, district internal security officer, the district police commander and the media houses.

In a one page letter, Tusiime claims that the whole of Kijura trading center is in blackout despite the fact that street lights were installed, the tarmacking of Kijura-Kirabwire road is incomplete with no signs of progress, the municipal council laboratory hub was abandoned since the month of August 2015 yet it was helpful in trained the youth computer skills most especially during holidays.

Tumusiime assured the town clerk that, he will lead a peaceful demonstration of the youth up to the municipal council offices in case there is no explanation to the general public as to why the above three projects are not moving on as expected.

Paul Batanda, the town clerk Masindi municipality during one of the meetings at  municipal council hallWhen contacted to talk about the issues that were raised by the youth leader, the town clerk Masindi municipal council, Paul Batanda said that the issues were genuine but the road project stalled because there is no money since it was sliced by the central government from over shs200 million to only shs60 million.

Batanda promised to make sure that computers in the ICT hub are repaired very soon since it is a matter of fixing cables. On street lights, the town clerk said they are shifting from UMEME grid to use of solar street lights because right now, there is no money to pay electricity bills and when money received, soloar laigts will be installed in Kijura as it was done in the Taxi Park and Masindi main market.

 

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