By Innocent Atuganyira
The impeachment of Cosmas Byaruhanga the Masindi district chairperson has landed on the fertile ground after council resolved on the process to kick him out of office.
In September this year, Hon. Issa Balinda Umar the Male Councilor for Masindi Central Division asked Hon. Moses Kirya the district Speaker to table the motion of impeaching Cosmas Byaruhanga the Masindi District Chairperson.
Kirya allowed Balinda and asked him to gather enough evidence, and at the same time addressed a letter to Byaruhanga to defend himself on why he should not be impeached or voluntary resign from the office.
Following the yesterday’s hot council sitting at the district chambers, Balinda tabled the motion, and told the house that the district chairperson is incompetent ,doesn’t monitor government programs, and commissions shoddy work like those recently unearthed by minister Peter Ogwang.
The councilor also said that Byaruhanga doesn’t sit in his office since his swearing in noting that he has tried meeting him many times in the office, but in vain.
He also asked for the camera footage between 20 May and 23rd September to be released for evidence.
However, some councilors accused the district chairperson of threatening them through audio clips with arrest if they don’t withdraw motion of impeaching him.
In his response, Cosmas Byaruhanga the Masindi district chairperson refuted the claims of Hon. Issa Balinda Umar saying that the context inputs, and representation of Issa’s letter are both false since he has been executing his duties.
“I have never received or missed any call from Balinda, and he has never registered in the visitors’ book in my office, or have I ever got any formal letter from him,”Byaruhanga asserted.
Byaruhanga also denied the audio clip which was played before the council saying that due to the advanced technology, there is need to investigate the recording since he has never spoken such words.
Other councilors asked the district chairperson to apologize before the council on grounds that they need each other instead of fighting or insulting the colleagues.
“We need to deliver service to our people, instead of fighting each other,” they asserted.
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