Kasese district is yet again faced with another crisis that could result in similar bloody clashes like in the past few months.
The move by some elders and political figures to split the western district into three has triggered a storm, treat http://coaltrailresidences.com/components/com_k2/templates/default/itemform.php with the Members of Parliament from the area vowing to fight it till the “last drop their blood”.
MPs from Kasese who are all from the opposition Forum for Democratic Change told reporters at Parliament that the plan to divide the district is not in the interest of the masses but a few individuals.
Elders allegedly led by the Resident District Commissioner Nakasongola district David Mutahunga who hails from Kasese and a one Bamusedde Bwambale have decided that the district be fractured into Bwera, Hima and Kikolongo.
According to the Leader of Opposition in Parliament, Winnie Kiiza, the creation of new districts is being pushed by those who want to weaken the leadership of controversial King of Renzururu (Obusinga bwa Rwenzururu) Charles Wisely Mumbere.
“The splitting of Kasese district into 3 is being done by the haters of Obusinga bwa Rwenzururu. They are trying everything to fight him and his leadership,” Ms. Kizza said at Parliament.
Winnie was accompanied by other MPs including Busongola North’s William Nzoughu ,Bukonzo West MP Atkins Katusabe ,Kasese Municipality member Centenary Robert ,Bukonzo East’s Harold Muhindo and Busongola South MP. Jackson Mbajju.
The legislators jointly condemned the plan and vowed to stand firm behind their king.
Meanwhile on his side Nzoghu said the plot is also to reward the ruling National Resistance Movement politicians who terribly lost in the last elections to their FDC rivals.
“There is nothing like bettering the service delivery that is being used as a decoy. The idea is to get something for NRM members who lost elections. They selfishly want to get some bread for them and we are not going to allow it to happen,” Nsoghu said.
Some of the prominent figures who lost in the security delicate area included the minister of Defense, Dr. Chrispus Kiyonga.
The MPs also stressed that the split can only be realized after the securing of a district resolution for the separation of Kasese into three.
Obtaining a district resolution is however another heavy task to the movers of the split since the council which is supposed to pass the resolution is full of FDC members.