By Ambrose Kweronda
A Section of councilors in the district of Ntungamo has embarked on a move to censure the district secretary for finance, planning, and administration Naboth Mpirirwe.
Mpiriwe who also doubles as the district councilor for Ntungamo Sub-county is accused of grabbing a government vehicle registration number UG 2716R meant for revenue mobilization and using it for personal business between June and November 2021.
He is also accused of disrespecting the district leadership and stakeholders including the district chairperson, chief administrative officer, and members of parliament.
He reportedly abused the Ruhama county Member of Parliament Henry Zinkuratire while at Ruhaama playground recently and also using hard words while appearing on radio west on the 28th of November during the “Manya ebirikufa omwihanga Rwawe program”
Other grounds for the censure include his failure to maintain the oath of secrecy by divulging council matter on air which tantamount to contempt of council yet he is not even a spokesperson of the district or the council.
Mpirirwe is also accused of provoking the district production committee during the council session held on 21/10/2021 where he reportedly abused a members that they swallowed a goat in exchange for government land which was not true.
In a petition for censure moved by Christopher Bariyo the Ntungamo district youth councilor which is also seconded by over 23 councilors and with evidence of receipt by the district speaker Nicholas Twikirize and Ntungamo District chairperson Sam Muchunguzi, the councilors want the secretary relieved of his duties.
The embattled councilor has for some time been under fire from concerned residents and leaders from Ntungamo district over misusing his office as secretary for finance as well as extorting money from politicians and technical staff.
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