By Ambrose Kweronda
Kisoro municipal speaker Nkurunziza Geoffrey has today morning blocked journalists from covering a council sitting.
Nkurunziza Geoffrey ordered the sergeant at arms of the council to push journalists out the council meeting on grounds that journalists reported about councilors’ demand to borrow money for their tour to Jinja.
In the recent council meeting, councilors demanded that Kisoro Municipal clerk Sharif Nakintu should borrow between 15-20 million shillings to facilitate their study tour in Jinja before this year ends.
After the meeting journalists released the information which Nkurunziza insisted was confidential and not for the public consumption.
Nkurunziza Geoffrey claimed that such reports taint image of the councilors before the electorates.
Commenting about the incident, the chairperson Kisoro journalists’ association, Ivan Ingabire condemned the act saying that journalists should be left to do their work since there are the eyes of the public.
Ingabire advised the Kisoro Municipal councilors not to mistreat journalists but work with them for the betterment of the municipality.
According to community members, councilors fear to work in presence of media in order to satisfy their personal interests at the expense of their voters.
Mr. Kakungu Vallence a resident of Kabaya village in southern division told www.mknewslink.com reporter that councilors need to be open and let the public know what they ought to do for their voters.
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