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Parliament to Conclude on Creation of New Districts

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Police in Mbarara have summoned the Headmaster and Chaplain of Ntare School following a complaint that they defamed a top pastor in the district by saying that he was behind promotion of homosexual relationships and acts in the school.

Top pastor, approved http://davelane.com.au/wp-admin/includes/class-wp-users-list-table.php Bishop Nathan Ibrahim, who is also the founder of Day Star Cathedral Ministries in Mbarara Municipality and owner of Grace Radio, reported a case at Mbarara Police Station accusing 5 people of spoiling his name and promoting sectarianism amongst his followers.

The accused are; Ntare School Headmaster, Jimmy Turyagyenda, Ntare school Chaplain Rev. Benard Mushabe, a priest of All Saints Church, Kabwohe, and one Jennifer Nduhura. They were summoned to record statements at the Police Station on August 25.

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Bishop Ibrahim accuses these 5 of circulating information and tapes claiming that he is a devil-worshiper who causes accidents on roads and even promotes homosexuality in top academic institutions like Ntare School and Mbarara High School.

Bishop Nassan Ibrahim

Bishop Nassan Ibrahim

He accused Rev. Mushabe of going around preaching in churches that he (Ibrahim) is a devil worshipper and Nduhura of unfoundedly claiming that she is an eye witness that found him worshiping the devil.

According to Ibrahim’s complaint, Nduhura goes around saying that she witnessed the devil instructing him (Ibrahim) to cause accidents on roads.

In an interview with ChimpReports, Bishop Ibrahim, said that he had filed a complaint on the 5 persons citing that he had endured the propaganda for many years but that the accused had gone too far of late.

“It is not healthy for my friends and family to hear such lies when actually, I am in a state of thanksgiving after my wife, Margaret gave birth to a baby boy,” he said.

Bishop Ibrahim added, “In fact, I am not particularly against anybody, I am only seeking justice. If they have the evidence to support their claims, let them present it before court instead of behaving like uncivilized people.”

OCCID Chiriga Taban speaking to ChimpReports

OCCID Chiriga Taban speaking to ChimpReports

Mbarara OCCID Chiriga Taban said that so far, one of the accused has come and registered a statement at the station and that the others will be arrested if they don’t heed the summons.
The Parliament is set to sit on Tuesday to conclude debate on the contentious issue of creating new districts, information pills http://christchurchcathedral.org.au/wp-includes/cache.php a move that will see government borrow Shs 1.4trillion to sustain the new administration structures.

The Speaker of Parliament through the clerk to Parliament, treat Jane Kibirige ordered MPs to report from recess (holiday) today with the view of handling what is termed as “urgent businesses” that cannot wait.

The largest opposition party, dosage Forum for Democratic Change has threatened not to attend the sittings, saying the schedules conflict with the party`s National Delegates Conference meeting slated for Wednesday to elect the presidential flag-bearer for the 2016 elections.

“We are concerned that recalling Parliament on the new dates clash with the FDC Delegates’ Conference scheduled and gazetted months ago to elect the party Presidential flag bearer. All FDC MPs will be attending the conference,” part of a statement released last week by the Leader of Opposition, Wafula Oguttu, reads.

Early this year, Local Government Minister Adolf Mwesige moved a motion asking for the creation of 25 districts.

Government later said it would not afford to raise the funds to run the districts.

The move would mark an increase in the number of districts from 112 to 137 just after government approved 19 new municipalities.

The districts to be created include Kagadi, Kakumiro, Omoro, Namisindwa, Pakwach, Butebo, Rukiga, Rubanda, Kitagwenda and Kyotera.

Others are Kyadondo, Nabilatuk, Bugweri, Kasanda, Bunyangabu, Kwania, Kapelebyong, Obongi, Kazo, Rwampara, Kikuube, Madi Okollo, Kihiihi and two to be created from Kasese district.

Secretary to the Treasury, Keith Muhakanizi said last week that Government would have to borrow Shs 1.465 trillion to run the new districts next financial year hence worsening Uganda’s debt standing.

“We must fight this creation of districts and municipalities. And the private sector and civil society is complacent about it. We either create the underfunded things and put there or have to borrow and fund them,” warned Muhakanizi.

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