Councilors Attack Mayor Over Shs 850m Unused Funds

Fort Portal Mayor Edison Asaba Ruyonga

KCCA FC team yesterday embarked on training in Mbarara on Ntare grounds in preparation for the Uganda Cup Final against Villa at the Kyamatte Sports Ground in Ntungamo.

The team that was challenged with an accident on Tuesday evening along Mbarara-Masaka road leaving teammates like Savio Kabugo, site David Obua and Joseph Ocaya with minor injuries, prescription began the training on 04 June.

KCCA Skipper told Chimpreports Mpiima Saka that the team received a warm welcome from western supporters; something that showed pride and love for the team.

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He says the pain and shock from Tuesday accident is already behind them and that all focus is on the ultimate prize.

Savio Kabugo rejoined the team in Mbarara in preparation for the Final but he will not be included in the squad playing Sc Villa at Kyamatte grounds.

In a warm up match, more about KCCA won Mbarara sports academy (MSA) by 3:1 yesterday evening and more training games will be played till Saturday.

Their opponents (Sc Villa) are also training from Kyamatte grounds where the match will be played from before the first lady Janet Kataha Museveni as the chief guest.

“Besides the Final, this training will also prepare us for CECAFA in July,” captain Mpiima said

Both teams come into the final searching for a ninth trophy to try and catch up with record winners, Express FC which stands high with 10.

Mpiima thanked FUFA for preparing these finals in western Uganda; something he hoped would increase on the number of supporters for KCCA and other Ugandan clubs.

Mpiima urged all Ugandans to go and support the two giants at Kyamate playground in Ntungamo district.

He further said that including two western players on the team ie, Mucurezi Paul from Kabale and Mugume Yasire increased the teams support there.

About 6 buses will be ferrying supporters from Kampala to catch the final.


Fort Portal Municipal councilors have attacked their boss, there Mayor Edison Asaba Ruyonga Adyeeri accusing him of incompetence and politicizing government development programmes.

They blame the mayor of failing to spend the shs700m road fund and shs150m meant for school facilitation grants.

The aggrieved councilors are furious the unused money on the municipal account is set to be returned back to the central government coffers after the national budget is read.

Kayondo Gilbert, approved the councilor representing South Division explains that the Shs700 million Road Fund was sent by the central government to the municipality in financial year 2014/15 to construct and maintain roads in the three divisions.

He also added that Shs 150m School Facilitation Grant was meant to construct toilets and classrooms in schools in the financial year 2014/2015 but to their disappointment the mayor who heads the executive and secretary for works have failed to convene procurement meetings.

Prosper Businge the district councilor representing West Division said for the last two quarters the funds have not been utilized by the Municipality and described this as loss to the people who are denied services.

Hebert Mugisa Chairperson South Division said it’s unfortunate that the mayor has not utilized the money and yet the roads in the suburbs are in a sorry state.

He said people in Harukoto and Rwengoma have been threatening to demonstrate because of the bad roads that are slippery in the rainy season.

Mugisa described Mayor Ruyonga as a leader who takes himself as the Alpha and Omega and yet he is denying services to his electorate.

Efforts to get a comment mayor Ruyonga were futile as he refused to pick his phone.


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