By Ambrose Katooto
The Ishaka Bushenyi Municipality town clerk Edward Kiwanuka Gwavu, has given his verdict on cutting down of trees for timbers and logs in Kashenyi.
On Wednesday last week, chaos erupted between instructed field workers and Kashenyi leaders and locals over the cutting of trees.
According to the complaint letter dated 11th August 2018 addressed to the Bushenyi Ishaka Municipality town clerk Mr. Edward Kiwanuka Gwavu signed by the Kashenyi ward LCII Matia Katanako, the process of cutting trees took place without his consent as the area leader and his council.
Speaking to our reporter in his office, the acting town clerk Ishaka division Gilbert Boona said that the executive committee meeting that sat few weeks ago sanctioned the cutting of trees to enable the division fence Kashenyi health center land and establish a demonstration farm as it was directed by the ministry of Agriculture under the production department
Boona informed saboteurs of development that the executive meeting is
the highest decision making body of the division adding that the town
clerk and the division chairperson who are the custodians of the
division property are accountable to the municipal mayor and town
According to the letter dated 14th August, Edward Kiwanuka, the Municipal town clerk forwarded the matter to the division chairperson LCIII Deus Mucenga Owoyesiga since it falls to his area of jurisdiction. Mucenga however said that the town clerk has no case to answer since the decision was taken from the executive meeting.
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