By Nelson Twinamatsiko and Wilber Muhwezi Kasibante
Bushenyi-Ishaka Municipal council has finalized the legal process to take tycoon Hasan Basajjabalaba to courts of law for defaulting 250million Uganda shillings as property tax.
Talking to the www.mknewslink.com editors today at his office, the deputy town clerk Bushenyi-Ishaka municipality;Mr.Fednand Katundamukuru revealed that after making several tries to collect the money from the tycoon and failed in each case, they opted to take him to court.
Katundamukuru says anytime Basajjabalaba will be taken to court to explain why he exempts himself from paying property tax.
He further explained that Basajjabalaba has never paid even a single coin in respect of property tax since 2007.
He adds that the town clerk has several times written to Basajjabalaba, reminding him to pay the money but all in vain as he turned a deaf ear.
Basajjabalaba has a number of commercial buildings in Bushenyi-Ishaka municipality where the authorities say he doesn’t bother to pay the property tax.
Efforts to get a comment from Basajjabalaba were futile as he failed to answer our repeatedly telephone calls.