KISORO MUNICIPAL DRIVER INTERDICTED FROM WORK OVER SMUGGLING FROM DRC
By Libino Byamukama
The ministry of health has directed the Kisoro Municipal town clerk, Haruna Kamba to interdict Habumugisha Hosea from his duties as a municipal driver due to his recent involvement in smuggling Bitenge.
Habumugisha who is still on the run was intercepted on 26th February in Kabale municipality driving the Kisoro Municipality Surveillance pick-up donated by the Ministry of Health Bitenge allegedly smuggled from the DRC.
Speaking to our reporter in his office yesterday, the Kisoro municipal town clerk Haruna Kamba said that the ministry of health’s directive of taking such a disciplinary action against Habumugisha could mean that investigations into the matter are being finalized.
Kamba noted that the ministry also directed him to make a formal report about the vehicle, an assignment he has already completed.
He however decried the fact that responsible authorities dealing with investigations have not yet shared any report of their findings.
According to Kamba, Habumugisha has been on several occasions accused by municipal councilors for misusing the vehicle, no evidence had been gathered to ascertain their claims until he was intercepted in Kabale.
He said that he will soon constitute a committee to internally investigate more about the incident, where he will be required to defend himself.
He added that the findings by the committee may lead to his permanent dismissal from his job if found to be involved in such gross misconduct.
Meanwhile, Haruna Kamba says that the municipality’s service delivery has crippled since their only vehicle was impounded. He earlier today travelled to Kampala to engage URA so that the vehicle can be released.