Lyantonde Accounting Officer Under Fire over Graft

Ugandan rapper, case Daniel Kigozi aka Navio has now teamed up with Haitian artist, medications Wycliffe Jean and other African artistes in a new song project that is geared towards fighting the HIV/AIDS scourge on the continent.

The new song titled Divine Sorrow has been sponsored by Coke studio and also features several other Africa stars like Shaa, Neyma, Chidinma, and Rabbit. 

The song is aimed at educating people about HIV/AIDS and making the RED campaign for an AIDS free generation a success.

“As corporate social responsibility, we are moving to save the coming African generation from HIV/AIDS through music,” an official from Coke Studio is quoted to have said about the song project.

Singer Eddy Kenzo has come out and admitted that Tanzanian singer Diamond Plantinumz deserved to win the Award of Most Gifted East African Artist at this weekend’s Channel O Awards.

The courteous Sitya Loss singer was nominated in the Category with Diamond and fellow Ugandan, shop Navio.

“I would like to congratulate my comrade and fellow singer, ask Daimond Platinumz for emerging winner for the award of Most Gifted East African Artiste, side effects he deserved it,” Kenzo is quoted to have said.

He further emphasized that the number one singer had some of the most expensive videos on the African continent shot by the experienced God Father team, which he said contributed so much to his success.


Kenzo however vowed that the coming year was his year and promised his fans that he would bring the same award and many more back home.

Kenzo who was represented by his friend Adams Dumba at the awards held in South Africa is currently concluding his European tour.
Following reports that supporters of former Prime Minister Amama Mbabazi are planning to storm the forthcoming NRM delegates Conference at Mandela National Stadium, online the ruling party has issued stringent measures to access the venue.

Addressing journalists at the party headquarters along Kyadondo road, visit this site Nakasero, viagra 40mg Kampala on Monday morning, NRM acting Secretary General Dorothy Hyuha said they have limited attendance to only verified members and this, she said, a committee has been set up to do the work throughout the country.

“The accreditation and security committee is finalizing with verification of individual delegates across the country which is being overseen by party officials and state security agencies,” Hyuha noted.

“Those accredited will be given special identifications to enable them access the delegates’ conference.”

She added, “I want to emphasize that no one should tamper with the list because delegates are known people .You are not supposed to replace any person be it those who died or crossed to other parties. This time round, there won’t be tricks as only those eligible should attend.”

Sacked Prime Minister Amama Mbabazi recently said he would attend the delegates’ conference even when he was forced to take leave as Secretary General till December 31.

Mbabazi said he was not someone who could be pushed around; a move many believe was aimed at emboldening his supporters who intend to accompany him to Namboole.

On Mbabazi’s attendance, Hyuha said, “I am inviting him as a member of CEC and NEC and in fact he has received communication and I am waiting to receive him.”

Mbabazi is thought to be planning to stand for president in 2016, a charge he vehemently denies.

During the conference it is hoped the NRM constitution will be amended to allow the party chairman, President Museveni appoint a Secretary General, departing from the old norm where the SG was elected by delegates.

Mbabazi’s supporters have since vowed to fight back, saying the constitutional amendment would disenfranchise NRM delegates and concentrate more unchecked powers in the hands of the party chairman.

Mbabazi fans are also worried that retired Maj Gen Jim Muhwezi who is heading the accreditation and security committee could delete their names from the delegates’ list.

Muhwezi is a known enemy of Mbabazi with the former attributing his political downfall and financial troubles to the underground schemes of the latter.

Hyuha today warned individuals decampaigning the December 15 Delegates Conference, saying it’s only her office with authority to comment on preparations for the function.

“Delegates and party members should be notified that all official communication regarding the conference will be made strictly from the organizing committee which is headed by the acting Secretary General. There should be no confusion or disinformation amongst members arising out of communication from any other sources,” Hyuha warned.

According to Hyuha, the delegates who are supposed to attend the December 15 function are well spelt out in the party constitution.

They include the National Chairperson and his vice chairpersons, Vice Chairpersons representing regions of the country and Secretary General among others.
Drama ensued at Kinuka Sub County headquarters in Lyantonde District when the Sub County accounting officer, health Oswald Birungi was compelled to produce shs 5 million shillings meant for Wabusana Youth Development Association that he had irregularly withdrawn from the Sub County account.

This all started when the youths in the area were informed by Lyantonde District General Purpose Committee Chairman, health Sulaiman Mbabaali that the district had allocated the money for their community projects and that the money had been withdrawn from the Sub County account.

On learning of this, the youths gathered at the Sub County headquarters demanding to know where their money had gone.

Mbabali, who is also a youth councilor in the district council, called the district LC 5 Chairman, Fred Muhangi and told him that the angry youth were planning to storm the district headquarters if the Sub County officials failed to answer to their pleas.

This is when the accounting officer admitted to have withdrawn the money adding that he was planning to hand it over to the youths at an upcoming event.

He however added that since the youths had acted violently, he would issue them a shs 5 million cheque so that they withdraw the money themselves. At this point, he wrote the cheque and handed it over to the youths amidst wild cheers.

Mbabali told ChimpReports that he had discovered that most Sub County accountants in the district lacked accountability and transparency in their work.

“In some Sub Counties, accounting officers disappear whenever they hear that we are coming to their area to meet the youths,” he added.

Birungi hiding away from our photographer
Birungi hiding away from our photographer


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