By Weswa Ronnie
The Member of Parliament representing Bubulo East constituency in Namisindwa district, John Musila has blamed councilors for orchestrating the transfer of Franco Olaboro, the outgoing Chief Administrative Officer.
Two weeks ago, councilors and LCIII Chairpersons of the newly created administrative units at Namisindwa district petitioned the Ministry of local government demanding the transfer of Olaboro over allegations of misappropriating road fund money, having poor relationship with political side, and staff recruitment saga among other allegations.
Based on the allegations, last week, the Permanent Secretary Ministry of Local Government, Ben Kumumanya asked Olaboro to hand over office to John Patrick Nuwabigaba, former acting CAO of Katakwi district to pave way for investigations.
While speaking to our reporter in an exclusive interview at Chebukubi super market located in Mbale city over the weekend, Musila said that even though the CAO had mistakes, the aggrieved should have ironed matters internally other than petitioning for a transfer.
He adds that the issue of over recruiting workers as councilors allege has no problem and its benefiting the young children of Namisindwa.
Musila described councilors who wrote the petition as leaders who have selfish interests and aim at pulling the district down in terms of services delivery and development.
However, Emma Bwayo, the Male Youth Councilor at Namisindwa district council has asked Musila to concentrate on parliamentary and constituency issues and stop poking his eyes into district local matters.
He adds that the ministry of public service wanted Namisindwa district to recruit 150 staff for different departments but the district instead recruited 222 staff leaving majority of the extra staff not paid salaries.
In the same vein, Noah Mwelu, councilor representing Bukhabusi Sub County says district councilors are mandated to do oversight work adding that Musila should stop threatening them.