Ailing Wakiso district boss Bwanika’s workers protest delayed payment

Ceaser Balikuddembe, a veterinary officer in Katabi Town Council has protested delayed payment of the services he offered to the District Chairperson, Matia Lwanga Bwanika, three years later.

Balikuddembe, who recently suffered injuries arising from a motor accident, says he demands Chairman Bwanika up to Ugx 1.65 million.

“He refused to pay Ugx 647,500 in 2018, Ugx 709,500 in 2019 and Ugx 345,000 by August 2020. I kept pleading with him to pay and he promised the money over the weekend. He however gave me only Ugx 50,000 and demanded that I leave his premises,” Balikuddembe lamented.

He is said to have been the officer treating Bwanika’s 15 goats and 18 cows, situated at his residence along the Lutembe beach road in Kajjansi town council.

“Each time I send him correspondences requesting to be paid, both on Whatsapp and in phone messages, he doesn’t respond. He only calls when his animals are suffering from different diseases and promises to pay, only to fail after me offering the service.” He added

Balikuddembe, upon the chairman’s refusal to pay for his services decided to take off with the ledgers and animal records books so as to propel Bwanika to pay his emoluments. He now wants Bwanika to pay all due debts and their mutual, verbal agreement be discontinued.

Bwanika however is suffering from injuries obtained when he got an accident. He says, he has no money to pay for his medical bills.

When contacted about the incident, Bwanika wondered why the veterinary officer instead ran to the media for solace. “Now what do you want? Who and who to speak? No no no.” before he switched his phone off.

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