At least 11 Kabale District councilors have signed a petition to censure the district chairperson, Patrick Besigye Keihwa.
The councilors accuse the chairperson among other reasons, of being corrupt, misusing of government property, soliciting bribes, selling of public land for personal gain and failure to implement council resolutions.
The 11 councilors signed the petition on Monday afternoon before the clerk to council at the district headquarters.
Speaking to Watchdog Uganda, Elson Twinamasiko, the Maziba sub-county councilor said Keihwa had proved his incompetence when he sided with the former District engineer, James Kiganda who brought huge losses to the district in his before he was transferred to Rukiga District.
Evas Kenasi, the councilor for Northern and Southern Division at the council accuses Keihwa of stealing 15 bags of Irish potato seeds that were meant for the district councilors.
“Keihwa was a friend of mine, but I lost my trust in him when he took our Irish potatoes seeds,” Kenasi was quoted telling the media at the District headquarters.
Keihwa, in response said he would only respond to the councilors after he has received their petition.
An allegation is however making rounds that the councilors were sponsored by the District Resident District Commissioner to have the Chairperson censured.
A section of councilors were on Monday morning seen at Cephas Inn in Kabale municipality with the Kyankwanzi Deputy RDC, Mr Denis Nzeirwe before they appeared at the district headquarters to sign petition. Among them was March Boaz, the Ryakarimira Town council councilor, Twinamasiko and Kenasi.
RDC Darius Nandinda and Keihwa have had a public fallout when the chairperson started hobnobbing with the former Kabale deputy RDC Gad Rugaju who was recently transferred to Iganga District.
Rugaju was always at loggerheads with RDC Nandinda, who were allegedly clashing over corruption scandals in district.
The district council that sat on the May 31 summoned RDC Nandinda to appear in the next council session to face questions of alleged corruption or else face impeachment.
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