The Minister of Justice and Constitutional Affairs Maj. Gen Kahinda Otafiire has advised the newly sworn-in Council of Jinja district to expeditiously plan for transferring the district headquarters from the Jinja town to the rural area outside the municipality.
This he said yesterday while presiding over the inauguration and swearing in ceremony of the new district chairman Titus Kisambira and the district councilors at Busoga Square.
According to Otafiire Jinja municipality was approved to be elevated to city status long time ago when he was still the Minister for Local government, pills http://dan-caragea.ro/wp-admin/includes/class-wp-plugins-list-table.php making it practically impossible for the two administrations to be situated in town.
“Plan very fast to establish your home other than being squatters in the city because the two administrations can’t logically operate from with-in similar locality yet surely Jinja would have been a city even by now ever since it was approved” Otafiire said.
Meanwhile the Minister of lands Housing and Urban Development and also former legislator for Butembe County in Jinja district, this web http://compuaprende.com/components/com_community/templates/jomsocial/layouts/application.item.php Daudi Migereko asked residents in Jinja to acquire land titles ahead of the city status.
“You might regret later when planning for the city is taken up by the city authority including planning and management of land that will be found un-demarcated with titles of their rightful owner” he said.
The ceremony was also graced by the Busoga Premier Dr Joseph Muvawala who also reiterated the same message of transferring the district headquarters from the city centre.
“The kingdom is very expectant and ready to collaborate with the leadership for effective and efficient service delivery, pilule ” he added
However, there was drama at Busoga the Jinja district headquarters as a section of the newly elected district councilors failed to take their oath in the English language.
The councilors who were smartly dressed in suits and Gomesis sent their supporters into laughter as they fumbled with making mandatory oaths in the queen’s language and ended mentioning their own nonexistent words.
Some of the stubborn words which proved hard for the councilors to pronounce included solemnly, constitution and established among others.
Several of the courageous councilors opted to omit or twist the words which made their oaths vague and were made to repeat them.
Immediately after being sworn-in, the new councilors convened a special Council meeting presided over Jinja Chief Magistrate John Francis Kaggwa where they elected Michael Musana Nyende and Fazira
Kauma all NRM as speaker and deputy speaker respectively.
The new chairman stunned the councilors and the enthusiastic audience when he declined to announce his cabinet saying he needed more days to sort out his cabinet for fear of messing-up with people’s mandate of service delivery.