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FDC’s Byamugisha to Head NRM Dominated Kabale Council

Kabale Mayor Elect Sentaro Byamugisha being sworn in by Kabale Kabale chief magistrate Agatonica Mbabazi Ahimbisibwe.

Ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) have taken the lion’s share in the Kabale Municipality Council, generic http://crizatii.ro/wp-includes/media-template.php which is headed by Mayor elect and Forum for Democratic Change’s Emmanuel Sentaro Byamugisha.

Byamugisha, buy http://corcoranproductions.com/wp-content/plugins/woocommerce/includes/wc-core-functions.php who came on an independent ticket during the March elections having lost in the primaries, http://dailycoffeenews.com/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/3rd-party/3rd-party.php defeated incumbent fellow party member Dr Pius  Ruhemurana  to become Kabale’s fifth Mayor.

Byamugisha is also the Kabale District Secretary General for the opposition FDC party. He now faces an uphill task of managing a predominantly NRM municipal council.

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Outgoing Kabale Mayor Dr Pius Ruhemurana congratulates his successor Sentaro

Outgoing Kabale Mayor Dr Pius Ruhemurana congratulates his successor Sentaro

NRM took the District Speaker post after its candidate Deo Byamukama defeated the incumbent and FDC’s Richard Muhanguzi. The ruling party also filled the Deputy Speaker’s seat with its Fred Twesigye, who sailed through unopposed.

After being sworn in, Mayor Byamugisha Byamugisha announced Kedress Mutabazi (NRM) as his Deputy Mayor, Phiona Atukunda Rehema (NRM) as the Secretary for Education, Grace Naturinda (NRM) as secretary for production and Badru Biryomumaisho (FDC) as the secretary for finance.

The mayor tested the political differences immediately after announcing his cabinet as the NRM members led by Richard Muhanguzi protested the appointment of FDC’s Badru Biryomumaisho who they said was incompetent.

Byamugisha amidst the rising voices used his powers to suppress the demand to disappoint Biryomumaisho.

Other council positions taken by the ruling party included all four chairs for the sectoral committees which were handed to Ronald Hakizimana Bifabusha (technical services), John Kalisa (finance administration), Margret Izongoza (Production and marketing) and Atanasia   Korimako (education).

The inauguration exercise saw a total of 26 councilors sworn in by the Kabale chief magistrate Agatonica Mbabazi Ahimbisibwe.

In his remarks, Mayor Byamugisha said that in his term he would allow space for politicking, but work for the progress of the Municipality.

“We have not come here to fight each other but to bring change in the municipality,” he said. “We must reduce the talk and take more action. I’d rather serve half my term and leave a legacy than 10 terms and leave the town in a mess.”

 

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