Iganga’s Town Clerk Faces Imminent Axe Over Unspent Shs1bn

Councilors in Iganga Municipal Council are sharpening their pangs to axe

By Solomon Hamala





The Town Clerk for Iganga Municipal Council is living on borrowed time.


Councilors in Iganga Municipal Council are sharpening their pangs to axe Ayub Kisubi and the Municipal Treasurer, Musiho Muluga for allegedly failing to utilize over Shs1bn meant for service delivery.


Trouble stems from the Town Clerk failing to allocate 1bn to the Municipal lower division for service delivery and instead decided that this money gets back to the center.


This has angered the councilors and some of the Municipal leaders who have since started drumming for his removal from office calling him incompetent.


However the Town Clerk denies knowledge of this money.


“Am not aware of the Shs1.1bn they claim it came from the center,’ Kisubi said.


However Kakerewe Aziza and some of the councilors says that this money was lobbied from the central government as additional funds but it has been kept unspent.


This group of Councilors is wondering why the Town Clerk has failed to release it to the lower divisions to help in service delivery.


This comes at a time when the Municipal Council is grappling with uncollected garbage and unpaid wages to its causal workers.


“Part of this money is meant to clear such bills,” Aziza Kakarerewe said.


Sensing a looming impeachment, the Town Clerk failed the councilors’ meeting which was meant to sit yesterday 1st October to discuss the fate of Shs1bn and Municipal businesses.


The Speaker, Sengoba Musa said they were supposed to have a council sitting however it flopped after the Town Clerk told them there was no money to pay councilors.


Some councilors put the blame on fellow councilors whom they accused of conniving with the Town Clerk to fail the council. This is after a group of other vocal councilors did not show up for the meeting.


But majority of the councilors want Ayub Kisubi transferred away from Iganga to another duty station.


The Municipality Mayor, David Balaba said he learnt that also the Clerk to council was sick and yet he/she is the minute secretary to council.