New Park Lock-Up Fees Split Municipality Council


Tororo Municipal councilors yesterday almost exchanged blows over the proposed rental fees for lock ups at the new Taxi Park. The fees was proposed by the finance committee and seconded by technical stuff. Some councilors described the fees as exploitative.

The suggested rental fees were 250,000 and 300,000 for the ground lock ups and upper lock ups respectively. During a council meeting yesterday, a section of councilors led by the speaker Gilbert Otim strongly opposed the fees with the speaker threatening to undress before members if the prices are maintained.

Reacting to the speaker’s threats, Paul Mugalu quickly suggested 250,000 for ground lock ups at the main road, 200000 for those inside the park, 150000 for upper lock ups at the road and 100000 for up lock inside the park. He was seconded by Andrew Omuye who quickly suggested that the matter be put to rest.

Christine Asinde objected to the new changes saying it would undermine the guidelines given by ministry of lands and would cause financial loss to council.

The speaker Gilbert Otim warned technical officials who have been threatening the PAPs who were against the initial prices and asked that they find amicable ways of resolving the matter.

Meanwhile councilors in a call for improved service delivery asked the district and town clerk to speed up the process of recruiting a new engineer following the interdiction of Denis Okach.

Kasoli parish councilor Muhammed Waniaye noted that the absence of an engineer had slowed down work in the works department.

In the same meeting, council resolved to rename Tagore road as Hussen Shire road as a way of appreciating Hussen Shire’s contribution to the district.