Kanungu LC1 Chairpersons Want their Salary Scale Enhanced & Modernized Gear Bicycles

By Senior Reporter

KANUNGU:

Kanungu district lower Council Chairpersons are requesting the government to enhance their salary scale to enable them look after their families and effectively extend services to the community.

The Chairpersons made the request yesterday while receiving bicycles that were donated by the Government of Uganda through the Ministry of Local Government to help them in effective supervision of government programs.

 

The district received a total of 614 bicycles and according to Mwajuma Twaha Adams, the district Communications Officer,they are expected to be distributed to all village chairpersons in the district.

 

Seriro Orishaba Chairperson LC1 Lumba Village in Kanungu Town Council who doubles as the Chairperson lower Council association, Kanungu district said that given the 120,000 shillings given to every Village Chairperson per year is not enough and does not add to their income at all considering the services they render to the community.

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Orishaba added, despite the government giving them bicycles, he expressed the need for the government to consider giving village chairpersons modernized bicycles with gears considering the nature and poor terrain of the area.

Mwesigye Ambrose RDC Kanungu called upon village chairpersons to stop conflict negligence which has increased violence in communities adding that most of the LC1’s are double standards which causes unfair judgments.

Eng. Sam Kajojo the district Chairperson advised LC1’s to organize themselves, form groups and start projects that will help to boost their income generation and join the money economy.

David Batega CAO Kanungu emphasized the need for LC1’s to start doing community work “Burungi Bwansi” to service their roads which have been badly destroyed by the heavy downpour. He implored them to use the bicycles and perform their duties, monitor all the government programs including schools and hospitals to make sure that services are well delivered.

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