By Grant Ahumuza
The newly elected Nyabikoni LC III Councilor in Kabale Municipality, Safari Robert is on spot for allegedly failing to pay shillings 180,000 he owes a bar owner in Kanyankriro cell, Nyabikoni ward kabale municipality
Hilder Atukunda, a business woman and resident of Kanyankriro cell in central division in Kabale municipality alleges that Safari used to buy drinks for his supporters since December last year to February worth shillings 180000 and promised to clear within few weeks.
According to Hilder, the accused councilor has failed to pay even a single coin in addition to dodging LC1 court of Kanyakiriro village three times when invited.
Hilder says the accused councilor has become too elusive over her money yet she needs the money to offset the tuition of her children and cater for the family.
She has now sought the intervention of local leaders to compel the councilor safari to clear debt but in vain which forced her to run to LC11 Level court.
Our reporter has seen a letter by The Kanyakiro Village Chairperson Charles Bisaati dated march 09th, 2021 addressed to Safari asking him to offset the debt in full to enable the business woman take care of his family or face LC11 court.
Safari told our reporter in a phone interview that the above allegations are baseless and are intended to defame his name urging that they are planning to stop him from swearing in.
When our reporter pressed him harder, Safari added that he received letters from LC1 Kanyanyikiro village to appear on local council court but didn’t make it after realizing that it’s intended to sabotage him.
A closest friend to Safari Robert, who preferred anonymity, said the accused councilor knows about the debt and is planning to clear it this month.
Source: www.mknewslink.com a greater western Uganda news website