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Drama as a district vice chairperson is squeezed to explain reasons for his boss’ absence.

Drama ensued at Kabale District Rukiiko hall this week, when the district speaker and some Councilors tasked the Kabale district Vice Chairperson Miria Akankwasa Tugume to present before the council, a written letter from the District Chairman Nelson Nshangabasheija permitting her to represent him before council and give reasons of dodging such an important session.
It all started when the Kabale District Vice Chairperson Miria Akankwasa Tugume stood up to give a speech on behalf of the District Chairperson Nelson Nshangabasheija, but the Northern Division LC5 Councilor John Ahimbisibwe Kazemera asked the speaker Flavia Nyina’kiiza Kanagizi to explain to the council if she was informed about the absence of Nshangabasheija or if the Vice Chairperson had a written letter to prove that she has been entrusted with the powers to represent the district boss.
The Kabale district secretary for works, and Technical services who is also the Kyanamira District female Councilor Bridget Asinga Tumwesigye said that Akanwasa being the vice chairperson would have represented the Chairman without any query.
However, Nyina’kiiza said that she was not informed about the Chairman’s absence and tasked Akankwasa to present a letter before the council allowing her to represent Nshangabasheija and also explain where he had gone although the local government act gives powers the district boss to delegate any of his executive members to represent him.
However, Akankwasa said that Nshangabasheija received a call from the president of Uganda to go to Kampala for a meeting and he was supposed to go early for Covid-19 test before the meeting.
Nyina’kiiza thereafter allowed Akankwasa to proceed with the Chairman’s speech but expressed disappointment as to why the Chairperson of the District dodges such an important council session of passing the budget, saying that delegating several times sometimes indicates laxity.

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