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Sub-county property attached over debts

By Vision Reporter

Added 18th September 2008 03:00 AM

THE Chief Magistrate’s Court in Mbarara has ordered the confiscation of the movable properties of the sub-county councils of Masha in Isingiro district and Mwizi in Mbarara district for failure to pay their clients.

THE Chief Magistrate’s Court in Mbarara has ordered the confiscation of the movable properties of the sub-county councils of Masha in Isingiro district and Mwizi in Mbarara district for failure to pay their clients.

By Felix Basiime

THE Chief Magistrate’s Court in Mbarara has ordered the confiscation of the movable properties of the sub-county councils of Masha in Isingiro district and Mwizi in Mbarara district for failure to pay their clients.

The court this week ordered Western Auctioneers and Court Bailiffs to attach several properties of both councils in order to recover the money.

The ruling follows a deal in which a prominent Mbarara businessman, Apollo Muhumuza of Balya Hard Ware, supplied goods worth sh2m to Masha local government last year but he had never been paid.

The businessman successfully sued Masha council and was awarded costs of sh7m, including taxes and general damages.

“These are to command you to attach the movable property of Masha sub-county council, as set out in the schedule annexed to this warrant, unless Masha sub-county council shall pay you the sum of sh6,985,000,” the court ordered the bailiffs.

Following the court order, the bailiffs on Monday confiscated a plastic water tank, three solar panels, two grounded motorcycles, twotables, two wooden cabinets and one office desk.

However, the LC5 chairman later came to the rescue of his lower council by paying sh4m the following day.

“This will not save them unless they pay the full amount before the warrant elapses on October 3,” the district chairman said.

The same court also ordered the attachment of Mwizi sub-county council property following the successful suit by its former employee, James Tuhame.

Tuhame in 2003 worked for the council as an agricultural extension worker for 17 months but he never received a salary.

The court awarded Tuhame sh6.7m in general damages and taxes. It ordered Western Auctioneers to attach two motorcycles, 150 plastic chairs, two solar panels, an inverter and battery, office desks, chairs and tables unless the council pays the total amount.

The Mwizi LC3 chairman, Venance Rurema, tried to rescue his council by paying the bailiffs sh2m on Tuesday.

Sub-county property attached over debts

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