Financial scandal has rocked Mbarara District Administration where 111M/= reportedly got swindled by Mbarara District Executive under Chairmanâ€™s supervision.
On 21st July 2017, Seventeen Mbarara District Councillors petitioned Parliament on, asking for an investigation into the Mbarara district executive committee together with CAO over alleged mismanagement of public funds.
These included among others, Julius Byekwaso (Kakoba division), Mark Tugume (Kashare Sub County), Deo Rukundo (Nyakayojo division), and Asaph Muhangi (Ndeija Sub County) and others.
The section of councilors wanted parliamentâ€™s Public Accounts Committee (PAC) to look into Executiveâ€™s role in the disappearance of Shs 111million which was the balance brought forward from the 2015/2016 financial year budget.
The group also raised concerns in their petition about unqualified employees working at the district.
In reaction to the petition, the so called rebel councilors were denied chance to go for a retreat at the National Leadership Institute in Kyankwanzi district.
One of them Asaph Muhangi, after being bounced off the bus, told mbararacity.com that he was not shaken and that he would continue pushing for transparency at the district.
â€œWe are now targets. Their next step perhaps, is stopping us from attending council; but we are determined. We will keep pushing for impeachment of our chairman, because we serve our people not him,â€ he said.
Mbarara district Speaker Baramu Ndyaguma, who was reading the list of those going to Kyankwanzi, denied allegations that the group was left behind â€œbecause they are rebel councilorsâ€
â€œThe nominated leaders going for the retreat and training in Kyankwanzi were selected in accordance with oneâ€™s lobbying capacity and their nationalism and Pan-Africanism,â€ the speaker said.