Four well placed local government officials in Musoma Rural district may face arraignment in court over misuse of farm inputs vouchers whose total worth reaches sh 370million. The four were members of a committee to distribute the vouchers include Musoma Rural MP Nimrod Mkono (CCM),former district commissioner Geofrey Ngatuni, district council chairman Magina Magesa and former district executive director Karaine ole Kunei who at present is Ngorongoro district director. All the same the district chairman, Magina Magesa, told this newspaper that the secretary of the voucher distribution committee who is also the district director has not at any one time invited him or the MP as regular members. He said instead of asking them to participate as regular members the director kept giving excuses for not inviting them, which implies that himself and the MP are not part of the queries being raised on the vouchers. A session of the district council raised the matter as members refused to receive a report on reception and distribution of the vouchers after affirming that no farm inputs had ever been delivered to farmers in the district in the 2011/2012 farming season. The meeting was held under its chairman Magina Magesa, and unanimously refused the report, and instead formed a six man probe committee to give light on the issue. Talking before the committee was formed, councilors from both sides of the political divide affirmed that not one village in the district received the said inputs, contrary to what the report says, "even indicating what the purchase of inputs had cost the government." "I obtained reports of delivery of subsidized input vouchers from the Regional Commissioner that our district had been provided with vouchers worth sh370million but as a matter of fact no such voucher was ever brought to my ward," Tegeruka councilor Alpha Mordekai declared. "For that reason I join my colleagues to form a probe team on these theft suspicions and those seen to be tainted be taken to court," he emphasized. Mara RC John Tupa recently said that some districts had misused subsidized inputs vouchers with part of the inputs being sold outside the country, while in some cases secondary school pupils had been made to sign on voucher pretending to be farmers. Further disagreements were being heard as councilors rifted over plans to divide the district into two, the second time the issue flares up, having brought members of the finance and planning committee close to blows at midweek. The issue was returned to a meeting of the ruling party and then brought back to the council, on the basis of a preliminary decision to divide Musoma Rural district so that one of the two districts shall be Butiama. One reason for dispute is that Butiama is located far away from certain wards, which are closer to Musoma but shall be located in Butiama district once the plan is carried out. After some of the councilors stormed out of the meeting, those remaining decided that the district be divided in two, where each district shall have 17 wards. One district shall be Nyanja whose head offices should be built at Kwikonero in Suguti ward. Those proposals shall now be presented before the Regional Consultative Council (RCC) for further deliberations, councilors noted.