Councilors Sue Sironko District Over Non-payment of Shillings 190M in Ex-gratia

At least ten Sironko district councillors have petitioned Mbale high court to compel the district to pay them their ex-gratia worth Shillings 90 million.

Allan Muduku, one of the petitioners and representative of Bukise Sub County, says that each of them is entitled to Shillings 520,000 during each quarter of the financial year.

He, however, says that the district did not pay them between 2017 and 2020 for unknown reasons.

Muduku explains that their attempts to seek an explanation from the Chief Administrative Officer-CAO did not yield results forcing them to seek legal redress.

Sironko Chief Administrative Officer,Bernard Seguya attributes the nonpayment of the ten councilors to delayed funding of the newly created administrative units by central government.

He says that they are yet to receive funding for the newly created sub counties and town councils like Butandiga, Mutufu and Bugusenge among others.

He says that no political or technical leader in the newly created sub-counties and town councils, is currently receiving any payment from the central government.

Isaiah Sasanga Wanzira, the Budadiri East member of parliament has promised to follow the matter in parliament since not only Sironko is affected.