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Sironko FDC leaders cry foul as district boss appoints brother to head DSC

FDC secretary general Nandala Mafabi. Sironko district is known to be an FDC stronghold and many attribute it to Mafabi’s influence. File photo. 

By Judith Amusugut

SIRONKO–FDC party leaders in Sironko district have urged Sironko district council to oppose the fraudulent appointment of Francis Wabusa as chairperson district service commission.

They blame the district chairperson, Herbert Mulekwa, of sectarianism, claiming that Wabusa is the former’s brother-in-law and his appointments means that there is a deliberate attempt by the district chairperson to turn the district into a family project.

“Leaders should bear in mind that Sironko voters are keenly following events as they unfold and they will at an appropriate time be held accountable,” Patrick Waniale, an FDC official in the district, said.

He commended NRM district councilors who, he said, played a key role in unearthing the rot in the district.

Maniaku Francis Kyegulo, the FDC mobiliser in Sironko, said the person to chair the commission must be someone of great integrity before any other qualification.

He said Wabusa, being a brother-in-law to Mulekwa, will have his work conflicted by special interests which is bad for the district.

In May last year, Sironko district council approved the District Service Commission committee led by Wabusa and deputies by Sister Mary Wasagali.

But a section of councillors led by Buyobo sub county councillor Madoi Ali petitioned the appointment of Wabusa on grounds of conflict of interest because he’s a brother-in-law to the district chairman and inexperience in public service.

However, while appearing on Elgon FM’s weekly political talk show Elgin Baraza, Mulelwa insisted on Wabusa’s appointment, saying that he is the only person capable of fighting graft in the district.

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