Mbarara LC5 Boss Fumes over Procedural flaw in Car Donation
By Our Reporter
Mbarara – There was drama at IANA Gardens when the Mbarara district LC5 Chairman Didas Tabaro clashed with Loyda Twinomujuni Muhimbura, the lady Councilor for Rubaya sub-county over a vehicle that was handed over to the Department of Water which he claims was procedurally wrong.
The drama started in the middle of the function that was meant to celebrate the hand over ceremony of the vehicle.
All started after Councillor Loyda ( Muhimbura) mocked the Chairman about the procedure of how a leader or an individual should donate to a district. In her speech, she requested the chairman to educate her or advise her on how an individual should donate or lobby for the district.
She told the chairman that lobbying or donating something to a district, to her understanding is considered as giving services to people, that procedures shouldn’t be the case.
There was an allegation that Chairman Tabaro was not happy with the criteria or procedure that Councilor used to donate and handover the vehicle to the district without his knowledge.
During her speech, Loyda also asked the Chairman to forgive her if she used a wrong procedure in donating the Vehicle. It is said that the vehicle was lobbied for from the ministry of water and environment. That Loyda used the influence of her husband Eng. John Twinomujuni who is the commissioner for Water and Environment to acquire it.
It was learnt that Loyda’s words and procedure used to donate the vehicle did not amuse Tabaro. After Loyda’s speech, he immediately asked the MC to have his speech after Loyda’s.
During his speech he started warning Councilor Loyda to stop giving speeches which are deceptive. He said that it was good to lobby for the district a vehicle but she used a wrong procedure to donate and hand it over.
“Me I like the truth,I don’t want us always to give false speeches, I cannot stop anyone to lobby for the district, but Madam Loyda, the procedure you used to donate this vehicle was very wrong. I got information from social media about the donation of this car and I was wondering why I was not informed about the matter. When I asked, they told me that the person who lobbied for the vehicle did not like the chairman. Be informed about the development. You are all aware including the CAO that every project or any donation that comes into the district must come first to the office of the chairman, why didn’t she do it up to now before she handed over her vehicle,” said Tabaro.
“Actually I must tell you Madam Twinomujuni that me as a Chairman, am not interested in owning this, no, it belongs to the district but I will not allow you or anyone to disrespect my office because the district doesn’t have two chairmen LC5. I wonder how the vehicle spent two weeks in my district without my knowledge.
I am aware Madam Twinomujuni you called some of our government workers from the district and took them to show for them this vehicle but as I was not considered at all, is that fair? No, I don’t want you people to undermine my office please give me respect and my office. Me am not here to praise you or to tell the false things, I don’t need anything from you but the only thing I need is unity and giving services, but you must respect the authority and the procedure.
If you are lobbying for the district, then structures must be followed. Therefore CAO you either guide the council technically rather than trying to play hypocrisy. Please learn procedures, once you lobby these things from government, better know that you have not used your money, it’s government money, so make sure that you bring it into the government structures,” he added.
All these happened after a district Council meeting that was held few days ago at Kamukuzi when Tabaro reshuffled his executive members that shocked some of the council members.
It is alleged that the rift between Chairman Tabaro and Councilor Twinomujuni is developing from political differences. It is said that she has shown interest in the Mbarara District Woman MP seat, and has started early ground campaigns a bid to unseat MP Margret Rwebyambu the current Woman MP for Mbarara District.
However, it is rumored that the Mbarara District LC5 Chairman is a strong supporter of the current Woman MP Rwebyambu.
When Twinomujuni came to know about it, she started distancing herself from him and stopped involving him in her activities.