By Sylivia Kugonza
In Fort Portal
The row between Fort-portal municipality speaker Gilbert Kayondo and his deputy Betty Mujungu has taken another twist with councilors opting to shun council meetings
Over 13 out of the 25 councilors of Fort-portal municipal council didnt show up yesterday Friday for the budget laying process as council prepares for the next financial year 2019-2020
Gilbert Kayondo the speaker said that all councilors received invitation letters in time but intentionally refused to attend prompting him to adjourn it to next Monday 1st April 2019
He added that a way forward shall be forged on Monday in case they fail to come.
The councilors want the speaker aside so that his deputy can chair council meetings.
On Friday 1st Match 2019 Fort portal municipal council turned a battlefield as councilors demand Gilbert Kayondo the speaker to step down for Betty Mujungu his deputy.
The councilors led by Joseph Ndamira later suggested to table a motion of censuring the speaker but were later this week disallowed following a court order.
Following the disappearance of councilors the town clerk advised that executive takes on the role of reading the budget on behalf of council which was done with a budget estimate of 25 billion tabled and approved for further discussion in per sector committees
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