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Kigezi Region Gets First Female District Speaker

David Bahati the State Minister  for Planning congratulates Loy Zikampererza the new Kabale District Speaker

Loy Kobusingye Zikampereza was on Friday elected the new Kabale District Speaker; the very first woman to hold this office in the south western Kigezi region.

Zikampereza (NRM), online http://corephysio.ca/scripts/form/language/french-iso-8859-1.php who represents Butanda and Rubaya sub counties at the District Council, sildenafil defeated Julius Barusya an independent candidate 32 to 15 votes.

She will be taking over from Pastoli Twinomuhangi who didn’t seek re- election as he hails from Muko Sub County which is now part of the newly formed Rubanda District.

The other former Kabale District Speakers include Adison Kakuru, Rev. Fr. Gaetano Batanyenda and Rev.Can. Jack Katarishangwa.

District Speakers are responsible for presiding at all meetings of the district council and are also charged with the overall authority for the preservation of order in the council and the enforcement of the rules of procedure of the council.

The deputy speaker’s seat was also taken by NRM’s John Paul Ahabwe who sailed through unopposed.

Also on Friday, the Kabale District Chairman Patrick Besigye Keihwa and 46 councilors were sworn in at a function held at the district headquarters grounds and presided over by the Kabale Chief Magistrate Agatonica Mbabazi Ahimbisibwe.

Kabale District Chairman Patrick Besigye Keihwa (R)

Kabale District Chairman Patrick Besigye Keihwa (R)

In his wisdom, the LC5 Chairperson Keihwa appointed Bridget Tumwesigye to deputize him and also serve as secretary for finance and investment.

Johnson Baguma was made secretary for health and community services, Catherine Kyomugisha secretary for education and sports and Ali Karama retained the seat as secretary for works.

At the event, the state minister of planning David Bahati who represented the Prime Minister cautioned the new leaders especially from the opposition to end their “defiance” and work with the ruling party to develop the district.

 

 

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