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20 Kabale Civil Servants Moved to New Rukiga District

Kabale District Chairman Patrick Besigye Keihwa

Twenty civil servants have been selected from Kabale district and transferred to the newly created Rukiga to help in running the district.

These include the embattled  Kabale district  assistant Engineer Eng. James  Kiganda  who will be the new Acting district  engineer and  Dr. Davis Ahabwe who will be the acting district director of health services.

Others include:

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Francis Twinamatsiko – Ag. Community Development Officer

Joseph Murangira – Ag Natural Resources Officer

Christopher Ndyabegyera – Ag. Inspector of Schools

Jennifer Muheirwe – Ag. Senior Human Resource Officer

Erasmus Natumanya – Ag Chief Finance Officer

Robert Kakaire – Clerk to Council, Godwin among others.

Patrick Besigye Keihwa the Kabale LC5 chairman revealed the transfer on Friday while speaking to our reporter at his office

He said the team is to help in managing the new district in the next six months until the district service commission advertises jobs.

Keihwa says the central government has already appointed Willy Turyahebwa Kafureka who has been the Ntoroko district deputy chief administrative officer as the new Chief Administrative Officer for Rukiga.

The political team is yet to be elected but on 3rd July 2017 all the seven councillors from the sub counties of Rukiga district that are Bukinda, Kamwezi Rwamucucu, Kashambya and Muhanga town council to elect an interim district chairperson  who will  later  form an interim district executive  that will run the district for six months effective 3rd  July 2017.

After 6 months, the electoral commission will hold elections for the district chairperson seat and the woman member of parliament.

So far two councillors Jackson Muganizi (Kamwezi Sub County) and Godfery Byamugisha (Bukinda Sub County) have already shown interest in the Interim LC5 chairperson seat.

Rukiga County was among the five counties (Namisindwa -Manafwa, Pakwach – Nebbi, Butebo – Pallisa, Kyotera – Rakai and Bunyangabu – Kabarole that were passed in parliament last year and elevated to district status.

 

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