Mbarara Municipal councilors yesterday (Monday) tasked the Mayor Robert Mugabe Kakyebezi and his deputy town clerk Richard Mugisha over an explanation on who granted them permission to reduce the Mbarara taxi park and bus park money.
Mbarara Taxi Park tender was awarded at a reserve price of shs16m per week for five years to Mbarara United Taxi Operators Cooperative Society. These have been paying well until last year in April when Kakyebezi reported to council that they reduced the money to shs11m without the approval of council.
Since then councilors have been tasking Kakyebezi and the town clerk to produce letters from the solicitor general that warranted them to reduce the money to shs11m as they have been claiming to have gotten clearance from the solicitor general but these letters have not been availed up to now.
During a heated council meeting on Monday, councilors asked for an adjournment if Kakyebezi and his team refuse to table those letters.
Betty Tigefera lady councillor for Kakoba division asked that technocrats and Mayor Kakyebezi should table all the paperwork regarding how the money for Taxi Park was reduced without councils resolution.
godfrey Tumusime councilor for Kicwamba ward in Nyakayojo division also demanded the same that before they precede, deputy town clerk Mugisha and Kakyebezi should first avail them all the letters from councils lawyer, Solicitor General on how they agreed to reduce the money without councils resolution.
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