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.
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.