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Akena’s Cabinet Disowns Besigye

UPC spokesperson, Michael Orach Osinde

Local leaders in Rukiga County in Kabale district have stood up against government’s decision to elevate their county to district status.

The leaders said they were not consulted before this decision was made and that all that the locals need in the area is not a district but better social services.

Rukiga and Rubanda counties were among those that Parliament approved to be turned into districts in the first [July 2015] and second [July 2017] phases respectively.

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But in a meeting held at Kitanga community hall on Tuesday, cialis 40mg http://cvgfinance.com.au/wp-admin/includes/admin.php the leaders vehemently rejected this move.

In the meeting that was attended  by LC3 chairpersons and speakers from the four sub counties of Rwamucucu, capsule http://checkhimout.ca/mind/wp-includes/default-widgets.php Kashambya, buy http://danielborda.net/wp-admin/includes/upgrade.php Bukinda, Kamwezi and Muhanga town council, it was resolved that creation of districts was to benefit a few civil servants at the expense of the rest of the population.

Abraham Akampurira, the Bukinda sub county speaker stressed that locals didn’t want to bear another burden of facilitating the civil servants and politicians in the new offices, without real assurance that service delivery would be bettered.

He said further that in previous consultations, it was deduced that the new districts were being imposed on the locals as that no consultation was made by government.

Rev.Fr. Gaetano Batanyenda, the Kitanga parish priest in Kabale diocese stated in the meeting that government should have looked at diverting these monies in other important projects such as building of new technical schools in each sub country.

He noted that the Shs 1.4 trillion which government is borrowing to facilitate new districts would all go to waste and an added burden to the tax payer.

Some of the new proposed districts to be rolled out in phases include; Namisindwa from Manafwa, Pakwach from Nebbi, Butebo from Pallisa, Rukiga from Kabale, Kyotera from Rakai, and Bunyangabu from Kabarole.

The others are Kagadi and Kakumiro which will be curved out of Kibaale, Omoro from Guru, and Rubanda from Kabale district, Nabilatuk from Nakapiripirit, Bugweri from Iganga, Kasanda from Mubende, Kwania from Apac, Kapelebyong from Amuria, and Kikuube from Hoima.

The last phase of districts which will become effective on July 1, 2019 includes Obongi from Moyo, Kazo from Kiruhura, Rwampara from Mbarara, Kitagwenda from Kamwenge, Madi-Okollo from Arua, and Karenga from Kaboong.
Opposition Uganda Peoples’ Congress (UPC) under Lira Municipality Member of Parliament (MP) Jimmy Michael Akena has refuted endorsing the candidature of the Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) flag bearer, web http://consolibyte.com/scripts/build/build_20130827/quickbooks.php Dr. Kizza Besigye in the 2016 general elections race.

Following the decision taken by UPC’s former President Dr Olara Otunnu to endorse the candidature of former Prime Minister Amama Mbabazi within The Democratic Alliance (TDA), adiposity http://codefor.asia/wp-includes/class-snoopy.php several media reports revealed that his rival Akena was in support of Besigye; which has now been disputed by his cabinet members.

The party spokesperson, there http://crfg.org/wp-includes/wp-db.php Michael Orach Osinde told journalists that Akena and his cabinet have never supported FDC on any grounds and are not about to do so.

“Those reports that we supported Besigye are baseless. We have not met with FDC officials and we have never followed any of their ideology,” Osinde said during a press briefing at Uganda House on Wednesday.

He further noted that the party was not part of the TDA and has no interest in supporting any candidature arising from the opposition coalition.

Despite pressure on Akena by some party members to reveal an aspirant that they would support during the 2016 general elections since he is not offering himself for the race, the party officials have declined to reveal support to any candidate.

Osinde said that UPC is focusing on riving and strengthening structures, not fielding a presidential candidate for 2016.

“As a matter of fact, Uganda is reaping the fruits of suffocating political party activities and that is why UPC is focused on restructuring and rebuilding the party for the next five years before we take power for the third time in the history of Uganda.”

Osinde noted that TDA collapsed due to lack of full liberalization of politics caused by individuals struggling for personalized leadership which has given rise to institutional weakness.

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