By Felix Tumwesigye
Mbarara municipality mayor Robert Mugabe Kakyebezi has come under fire for allegedly belittling and abusing councilors.
The mayor is accused of referring to the councilors as foolish deejays and comedians and having been obtaining money from his opponents to fail him.
The allegations come barely hours after the councilors passed the 40.5 billion budget after three failed attempts. 35 out of 50 councilors shunned a total of three council sessions accusing the top leadership of the Municipality of failing to implement the resolutions of the municipal council.
Kicwamba ward councilor Godfrey Tumusiime says that the mayor has gone overboard by referring to them as fools yet they were mandated to act on behalf of the electorate to represent their views.
Katete ward councilor Imam Kagiiko says that the councilors have done everything in good faith and ensuring that the budget meets the expectations of the municipal residents.
He says that he has however been saddened by remarks by the mayor on Thursday 30th by describing the councilors as fools.
He says that the councilors are demanding for an immediate public apology from the mayor and his commitment that he will not make such utterances in the future.
Robert Mugabe Kakyebezi the Mbarara municipality mayor told our reporter that he has done nothing wrong and he cannot apologize to the councilors. He instead faults the councilors of trying to cause a crisis in service delivery.