By Cynthia Arinda
Bushenyi taxi drivers’ co-operative union members have fired their chairman Yasin Kyoota on allegations of embezzling 800million from the union.
According to the vice chairman Nandala Mujuni Muzamiru, his boss has been sacked because he had taken long in leadership contrary to the constitution of the co-operative union, and he also failed to give members the accountability for the money they have been saving.
Muzamiru revealed that he has written to the chairman Yasin Kyoota three times requesting him to hold a meeting as requested by members but he has continuously refused.
The Commercial Officer Bushenyi district, David Byamukama who was tasked to settle these differences and select new committee said that the co-operative Act in the constitution of the republic of Uganda states that at the start of every year in not later than 3 months, the chairman should conduct a meeting.
The Commercial Officer added that if the chairman doesn’t organise this meeting, members are free to organise it with permission from the authorities.
At the end of the meeting, a new chairman and members of the committee were chosen whereby Nandala Mujuni Muzamiru was chosen as the new chairman.
In his speech as the new chairman Nandala requested drivers to work hand in hand with his selected committee to push forward the co-operative.
Chairman parallel taxi drivers’ organization Arthur Mucunguzi thanked drivers for changing their behavior unlike in the past where they were known for chaos and un endless wars.
He also asked drivers to leave politics out of their business and concentrate on only what benefits them.
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