BY FRED MWEBEMBEZI
Kabarole district Councillors are in a move to petition the parliament of Uganda demanding that they should too be provided with vehicle and burial allowances just like how it is for the Members of Parliament since they (Councillors) are also government workers.
The sickening motion was tabled by Tulyahabwe Remegious, the district councilor representing Rwiimi Sub County who doubles as the chairperson for production. This was during the council meeting that was held on Friday at the district headquarters in Kitumba east division, Fort portal municipality.
Turyahebwa revealed that a few individuals like MPs, technocrats, executive and judiciary share the country’s resources in terms of salaries, medical allowances, burial allowances, housing allowances, vehicles among others, citing that lower local government leaders and the general public have been left behind.
He added that despite not benefiting much from the country’s cake, local government leaders do a lot of work which is almost 80 percent in supervision and implementation of government programs.
“government should immediately start giving district councilors Shs 20million to buy vehicles which will help in proper supervision of the government works, Shs 5M as burial expenses in case the district councilor dies, be exempted from paying taxes and also increase our salaries” he lamented.