Busongora County North MP calls for Kasese district split


The Member of Parliament for Busongora County North in Kasese district has requested the Rwenzururu King, Omusinga Charles Wesley Mumbere Iremangoma to support the idea of splitting the district into more administrative units.

Hon. Sowedi Kitanywa, who repeatedly sounded the request, however, asked the Omusinga to give a clear guidance and direction to government on how Kasese should be split.

According to Kitanywa, the 2010 Kasese District Council Resolution under the leadership of Rev. Can. Julius Bwambale Kithaghenda proposed that the district be subdivided into three more administrative units stretching from the mountains to the lowlands but the resolution met some resistance from the majority of the residents and other stakeholders.

But in 2018, the same motion came back to the District Council and moved by the then District Councilor representing Kyabarungira sub-county and was passed controversially and nothing has taken place.

Hon. Kitanywa, who said was representing the voice of his electorate from Busongora County North, was very optimistic that once the district is split, services would be extended nearer to the people.

Kitanywa made his request yesterday while addressing the Rwenzururu subjects who had thronged Kibanzanga High School playground to welcome the Rwenzururu Cultural leader in Katswa Bwembi County (Busongora County North).

The legislator further said he would advocate for peace, unity in diversity and socio-economic transformation among his electorate during the negation process of the district split.

It should be noted that a few weeks ago, while paying a courtesy visit to the Omusinga at his Kamaiba based Royal Palace, the Town Clerks from the 14 Town Councils in Kasese district also presented to the King the issue of splitting Kasese district into more administrative units.

But the Omusinga responded to them to be patient and he critically studies the matter especially the issue of boundaries.

The same function had been attended by the Kasese Municipality Legislator, Ferigo Kambale and the Kasese District Woman MP, Florence Kabugho as well as the District Boss, Mr. Eliphaz Muhindi Bukombi.

However, while addressing the crowd of his subjects, the Omusinga in a jovial mood hailed the MPs from Kasese for their tireless support to the Obusinga Bwa Rwenzururu and for working together regardless of their political affiliations to have the bodies of the 11 Royal Guards who died from prison brought back home and accorded a decent burial.

The Omusinga who is traversing his Kingdom preaching the five pillars including reconciliation, unity in diversity, peace building, socio-economic transformation and mindset change, asked all Rwenzururu subjects to forget the past and work closely with the government of Uganda for development.

He also observed need for his subjects to use the available tourism potentials in the district to boost their revenues and asked the loyalists to cooperate with security operatives for sustained peace. ENDS

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