By Aggrey Twesigye
Councilors in Kitagata Town Council have lashed back at their Area Member of parliament Professor Elijah Mushemeza Dickens for submitting a list of members on Kitagata Hot springs committee without consulting them.
In a council meeting held yesterday at Kitagata Town Council, in Kitagata, Sheema South, Sheema district, Councilors questioned their legislator’s move of submitting the list of member on the committee to the minister of local government Hon.Rapheal Magyezi when he didn’t first consult anyone concerning the matter.
David Atwiine the Kitagata Town council mayor told council members that he was served with the said letter from the Member of Parliament in his office but as Kitagata Town council leadership, they were never consulted by their legislator on the development.
Mary Kabungo a Councilor defined Mushemeza as a conman who has on several times dodged Council meetings claiming that he is always in Kampala.
“We’ve been trying to engage our legislator several times to at least come to our Council and we discuss such matters but instead he has been declining our invitations” she explained.
Flavia Mbabazi another Councillor in her Submission noted that their legislator should always have time with local leaders to discuss such matters instead of acting in dictatorial way.
Mushemeza whom www.mknewslink.com found at his residence in Sheema district confirmed that he wrote a letter on the 9th.August.2021 to the minister of local government Rapheal Magyezi bearing names of a committee of Kitagata Hot springs.
He said that he failed to convene a meeting with Kitagata Town council leaders about the matter since he is always busy in Kampala.
“As a Member of Parliament I don’t need to first ask for a permission from a chairman local Council three or a town clerk when am to address important matters to the minister, “Mushemeza noted.
Professor Elijah Mushemeza further said that Kitagata Town council leaders are ganging up to grab the hot springs but he assured Sheema residents that he will not cease on the matters concerning the hot springs.
It should be noted that people who intend to use the hot springs are charged money between 2000- 3000 shs before Accessing the hot springs which has not been the case in the past.
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