Sigh of relief as Ntungamo Chief Administrative officer is transfered
Joy and jubilation welcomes you amongst civil servants and political leaders, in Ntungamo district following the transfer of the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO), Ananias Kweyamba Ruhemba.
In a letter dated March 5th 2019, Kweyamba was ordered to report to Mbarara district local government with immediate effect.
Kweyamba has not been in office since the death of his son, late Arnold Kwesiga 28 years, who allegedly committed suicide by using his belt and was found dead in his room in Kenya on December 4th 2018.
He was replaced by Ms Joanitah Nakityo who has been the CAO of Butebo district.
Last year, the Ntungamo district council recommended for the immediate transfer of Ananias Kweyamba Ruhemba, accusing him of failing to implement council resolutions.
The move to have the chief administrative officer immediately transferred followed heated series of debate with the councilors accusing the office of the chief administrative officer of tampering with a 43 billion shillings budget.
The Chief administrative Officer was also accused of failing to cut old trees and replanting new ones at the district headquarters, disposing of old vehicles in the district yard and old beds at Itojo hospital among other issues.
Ezekiel Niwagaba, the local council five councilor for Kibatsi moved a motion asking council to recommend the immediate transfer of the chief administrative officer.
Ashel Mupenzi, the district councilor for Rwikiniro seconded the motion saying that Ruhemba had refused to work with the district’s political wing.
The motion received great support from a section of councilors prompting Elijah Atuhaire to put the matter to vote.
Early this month Mugyema Swizen, the commissioner in the ministry of local government held a special consultative meeting with councilors where by a total of 32 councilors voted in favor of the transfer, 02 voted against while 05 others abstained.
The District chairperson Ntungamo Denis Singahache welcomed the move saying that Kweyamba was hectic and dictator in managing the district.
Denis Muhumuza Savimbi, the Itojo sub county local council Five councilor who is among those who opposed the recommendation revealed that the councilors acted out of sentiments and were not patient enough to give the chief administrative officer a fair hearing since he is on leave.