Kisoro Tea Nursery Bed Operators Demand Accountability over Payment Discrepancies

KISORO – Tea nursery bed operators in Kisoro district have expressed their dissatisfaction regarding the handling of payments for economic losses by certain district leaders and Pathways Lawyer Patrick Katabazi Kiconco.

The tension-filled gathering, held at Kisoro District Council hall, provided a platform for numerous aggrieved tea nursery bed operators to voice their concerns about being deceived.

Wilber Mucunguzi, expressing his dismay, revealed that local leaders, including Bufumbira North MP Hon John Kamara, prevented them from formalizing any agreements, which he deemed unjust.

CUE IN…MUCUNGUZI ON KAMARA….RR//

Gerald Tugumisirize, another tea nursery bed operator from Nyundo sub-county, disclosed that he had received 14 million shillings and forwarded nine million to Pathways advocates under the leadership of Patrick Katabazi Kiconco.

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He also implicated District Speaker Amos Hakizimana, accusing him of manipulating funds meant for the farmers.

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Lawyer Patrick Kiconco Katabazi of Pathways advocates had recently faced allegations of mishandling 39 billion shillings from NAADS intended to compensate tea farmers for their economic losses.

Katabazi denied all accusations saying that he embezzled tea operators funds and stated that all tea nursery bed operators got their money.

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The disgruntled tea nursery bed operators in Kisoro district remain deeply concerned about the situation and are seeking a resolution to address their grievances.

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