KABALE; SUB-COUNTY CHAIRMAN UNDER FIRE FOR LEASING OUT LAND WITHOUT COUNCIL APPROVAL.
By Byamukama Libino
The Lc3 chairperson Buhara Sub County in Ndorwa East constituency Kabale District Mr Baryamujura Joseph is in trouble for allegedly conniving with the sub county Chief Mrs. Kakuru Allen to illegally lease a one and Half Acre piece of land in Kijonjo cell.
Angry sub county councilors trekked almost 5 km from the Sub County Headquarters to the District after their chairman and the sub-county chief gave them a deaf ear on the leased and.
Addressing the angry sub county councilors who had stormed his office at the district, The Kabale Resident District Commissioner Mr. Godfrey Nyakahuma was concerned that the chairman had refused to pick up his endless calls.
Nyakahuma added that the sub-county chief also tried to telephone the chairman but in vain.
Speaking to our reporter after the meeting, the council speaker for Buhara Sub- County Niwayamba Tophil said that the public has been accusing him of having kept silent on the allegedly sold land.
Niwayamba said that he carried out investigations and found out that the chairperson lc1 of Kijonjo Cell, The Sub- County chief, and Chairman Baryamujura had signed a lease agreement of 20 years. without the council’s knowledge
Our efforts to seek an explanation from the sub-county chief, Mrs. Kakulu Allen were disregarded” he added.
Niwayamba added that he was shocked to see Mr Baryamujura Joseph claiming to have leased the land and that they were only waiting for the money to be deposited on the sub-county account.
He added that Baryamujura told him to organize his councilors and brief them on how to use the money that is yet to be deposited on the account.
Sub county Councilors, Ahabwe Jacklyn, Akakwansa Elius and Dickson katugwensi said that the land in dispute was meant rented out for money to renovate some roads in the sub county but ever since it was leased, there is nothing they have benefited as a council
They further showed concern about how the chairman has continued undermining and disrespecting them .
They added that they notified him to escort them to the RDCs office but they were also shocked that the chairman was nowhere in the district and was not picking up his the phone calls.
The Kabale District RDC Mr Godfrey Nyakahuma said that he cannot handle the case when one party is missing and decided to hold meeting with them at their sub county headquarters today Wednesday 13th July 2022 at 11 am for further discussions