Residents of the new district of Buliisa are celebrating the creation of their district.
Buliisa, which was carved out Masindi district, became fully operational on Saturday July 1st.
Throughout the weekend, resident of Buliisa, which is typically a quiet town, went wild with dancing and celebration to commemorate the establishment of the district.
However not far from the celebrations were concerns about the changes the creation of the new district would bring.
In Wanseko, one of the largest landing sites on shores of Lake Albert, the residents said they expect important government services to be made more available to them. Most of the basic health, education and business services are available in Masindi, which is about 85 miles away from Buliisa.
The Wanseko LC1 chairperson, Okello Kwonka, said he is looking forward to accessing cheap, quality services at the new Buliisa center.
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In Buliisa, Butiaba, Bugoigo, Biiso and Kisansya celebrations will end on Saturday this week, when Masindi will officially handover to the instruments of administration to Buliisa.
67-year-old Festus Kaheeru of Buliisa said the creation of the district was long overdue. He praised President Yoweri Museveni for granting Buliisa district status.
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Solomon Matinde, the area Forum for Democratic Change General Secretary said that for the creation of the district to be meaningful, it must offer concrete solutions to the problems faced by youth in Buliisa.
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