Rukiga NRM officials, Crime Preventers feud Over Allowances

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Morris Mugenga Keitaba, the Kabale District NRM party Registrar, says his office has not received any complaint about the unpaid allowances.

Crime preventers in Muhanga town council and Bukinda Sub County in Rukiga district are up in arms against National Resistance Movement-NRM party officials over their unpaid allowances.

 
On August 21st, 2017, NRM party officials contracted 31 crime preventers to provide security during the party primaries in the district.

 
Lydia Ninsiima, a crime preventer from Nyakabungo cell in Muhanga town council, says the party officials promised each of them Shillings 15,000 and provide them lunch during polling day.
 

She however, says they are yet to receive payment. Ninsiima says their efforts to secure payment haven't yielded any results, adding that the party officials only tell them to give me up on the matter.
 
Johnson Mujurizi, a crime preventer from Highland ward, says he tried to link up with the NRM district registrar to intervene in the matter in vain.
 

Percy Ampuriire, another crime preventer, says they received information that the party leadership released their allowances but they are yet to receive it.
 
He says they plan to petition the top party leadership to intervene and save the situation. 

Morris Mugenga Keitaba, the Kabale District NRM party Registrar, says his office has not received any complaint about the unpaid allowances.

Keitaba confirms giving the allowances to the office of Rukiga District Police Commander to pay the crime preventers. 

Raphael Okitoi, the Rukiga District Police Commander declined to comment on the matter, saying he was in a security meeting ahead of the elections tomorrow.

 

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Samuel Amanya
Samuel Amanya is the Kigezi Region URN bureau chief. Kabale, Kisoro, Kanungu and Rukungiri districts fall under his docket. Samuel Amanya has been a Uganda Radio Network reporter since August 2016. Before becoming a URN staff reporter, Amanya had written for the network for several years as a freelancer.


Amanya was also a Voice of Kigezi reporter from 2011 to 2016.


A journalism graduate from African College of Commerce Kabale, Amanya values his independence. Amanya says URN is a home for his talent because it lets him explore his journalistic interests without limits.

Amanya is fascinated by the crime beat and some of his best stories have come out of that interest. Amanya says he aims to be all round beat reporter.