While appearing on the program, Hon Mashuhuko explained the roles of councilors at the District level. “Councilors elect the vice Chairperson and the executive, elect the speaker, the deputy speaker and the five (5) working committees of the council. Councilors also forward people’s issues to the district and follow them up, have an over sight role on the funds released by the government to the district and monitoring them for their appropriate usage, participating in meetings at the district, sub county, parish level, among others”.
|Hon Rwabuhinga Richard, Chairman LC IV Kabarole District addresses education issues at Nyansozi P. S in Mugusu Sub County, Kabarole District.|
Hon. Mashuhuko also went ahead to discuss some of the achievements that he had acquired for his sub county ever since he started his term of office. “I have managed to monitor technical staff in Karambi Sub County. At Karambi Health Center III, some staffs were chased away and others transferred due to poor conduct and absenteeism and new ones were recruited. I have also worked with the District Police Commander (DPC) to form village security committees and restructuring home guards and as I talk, security is no longer a threat in Karambi Sub County”.
Meanwhile, Hon Kyaligonza also discussed the achievements that he had brought to Kabonero Sub County ever since he started his term of office. “I lobbied for the up grading of Kabonero HC II to Health Center III and new staffs were also recruited and we are now trying to lobby for a maternity ward. Kagunda Primary School also had no desks and I raised the issue to the district and thirty five (35) desks were supplied to the school. Kinyampanika Primary School had no water and pupils were using river water, I lobbied for safe water and a bore hole was constructed there”.
However, the councilors also went ahead to state some of the challenges that they face in bringing better services to their people. “Funds allocated to our sub counties are not enough to tackle the issue of poor services in our Sub Counties. There is also a challenge of poor implementation of government projects in our sub counties”, said Hon Mashuhuko, councilor of Karambi Sub County in Kabarole District.
Local listeners who participated in the live radio discussion through call ins were able to raise their issues and concerns. “Our councilors do not appear in our community meetings and have never given us accountability”, said Jorum of Bukuuku Sub County, Kabarole District. “Busanga River is disrupting our movements with floods”, said Kasaija from Kyezire parish, Mugusu Sub County, Kabarole District. “Kaliija Charles is our councilor and we thank him for picking our issues and giving us accountability”, said Patrick from Harugongo Sub County, Kabarole District. “Security is threatening in our sub county, our cows and goats are being stolen and thieves have people whom they are coordinating with in our area”, said Muhammad from Butangwa Sub County.