28 Jan, 2021 08:45 am

Uganda: Luweero NRM Councillors Up in Arms Over Election Money

A section of councillors in the National Resistance Movement (NRM) party in Luweero District on Monday stormed the district party offices in Luweero Town Council demanding Shs30 million.

"We are surprised that Luweero District NRM executive committee members that withdrew the money from the party account to have it disbursed to the recipients have kept quiet despite our reminder to the concerned officials.Ms Aisha Kayaga, a female councillor representing Butuntumula Sub-county, said most of the district NRM councillors suffered defeat at the hands of the Opposition candidates because they could not afford money to facilitate the polling agents.We got confirmation from the district party treasurer that he actually released the money that was wired to the district NRM party account although he was not involved in the expenditure exercise due to sickness," she said.Mr Shafiq Ntege, the NRM district administrative secretary, told Daily Monitor that the money was supposed to facilitate councillors in ensuring that they have polling agents.

Ms Zenah Nasur, the acting district NRM chairperson, acknowledged that some money was released to facilitate the mobilisation activities.However, the party officials never informed the councillors about the facilitation until January 23 when they learnt from their counterparts from Nakaseke and Nakasongola.

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