By Flavia Ajok
HOIMA:Politicians and technocrats in Hoima city have accused each other of crippling service delivery and the development of the city.
During a meeting for the leaders of Hoima east division on Friday, the division town clerk Milton Asiimwe revealed that the city is not orderly and developed due to what he termed as politicians siding with the vendors each time the technocrats want to do something about the vendors.
Asiimwe added that whenever they conduct operations to put the city to order by evicting the vendors from the streets, he receives overwhelming phone calls from politicians pleading for the vendors which makes it hard for him to continue with his work.
He therefore observed the need for team work between the two sides if they are to have the desired city.
However Julius Muhanguzi, the male youth councillor at Hoima east division challenged the town clerk to name the politicians he accused of interfering with his work.
In his response, the town clerk said he could not pinpoint any of the politicians saying they know themselves and that it is not proper for him to shame them.
He however observed the need for the two sides to go back to the drawing board and address the issues of street vendors if they are to have an orderly city.
But Muhagnuzi accused the town clerk and his team of crippling the service delivery and the development of the city if he could not point out the politicians failing him.
Bosco Muhanuzi, the mayor of Hoima east city division, said they don’t allow street vendors in the city and even the vendors know it very well.
Muhanuzi added that the city authorities have gazetted places where different kinds of commodities are supposed to be sold from, warning that the traders who will defy the arrangement will be evicted from those places.