Kabale District Chairman Spells Doom for District

Patrick Besigye Keihwa the Kabale district chairman speaking to Chimpreports on Friday

Patrick Besigye Keihwa, shop the Kabale LC5 Chairman has warned that the recent splitting of Kabale district into three different districts will likely place the district in a worse economic situation than is happening at the moment.

Two new districts of Rubanda and Rikiga were curved out Kabale, view with the former commencing operations last July while the latter will be opened up in July next year.

Keihwa says that while he wouldn’t want to spell a disaster for the old district, buy it is already suffering a great deal in terms of revenue shortage and predicts that the worst is yet to come.

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The chairman cited a number of income generating avenues like the markets of Karukara in Hamurwa town council which were taken by the new districts.

The old Kabale’s budget used to be 41 billion shillings but with the exit of Rubanda alone in July, this was trimmed to 38 billion. The chairman predicts that this could be halved by next year.

Keihwa raised the concern on Friday during an exclusive interview with our reporter at his office on Makanga Hill in Kabale town.

He says as a district, they need to work hard to see that they identify   more avenues where they can improve on the income of the district, or they future seems bleak.


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