Kyotera District Starts Operations

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Residents are celebrating as new Kyotera district officially starts operations today after being curved from Rakai in 2015. The new Kyotera district has established its district headquarters at Kasaali which has been the headquarters of Kasaali Sub County. In Kyotera town council, a group of boda boda cyclists are making processions to celebrate the new district. They shouted and screamed in jubilation to welcome the new district.

Residents are celebrating as new Kyotera district officially starts operations today after being curved from Rakai in 2015.
 
The new Kyotera district has established its district headquarters at Kasaali which has been the headquarters of Kasaali Sub County.
 
Kasaali automatically becomes a Town Council joining Kotera and Kalisizo town councils.
  
In total, Kyotera is now made up of three town councils and nine sub counties. The sub counties are Kakuuto, Kyebe, Kasasa, Kibanda, Kifamba, Kasaali Lwankoni, Kabira and Kirumba.
  
The Electoral Commission set Monday July 3, 2017, as the date for election of Interim District Chairpersons in six newly created districts. The districts include Bunyangabu curved out of Kabarole, Namisindwa curved out of Manafwa, Pakwach from Nebbi, Butebo from Pallisa, Rukiga from Kabale and Kyotera from Rakai. In Kyotera, the election will be held at its district headquarters located in Kasaali Town Council.
 
The start of the new district has sparked off excitement in the area. Kintu Kisekulo is one of those seeking leadership in the new Kyotera district, eying the local council five chairman's seat.
 
Kintu says the creation of Kyotera district means they have services nearer since the main offices are just a few kilometres from Kyotera town council.
 
Vincent Ssemakula Ssetuba, a former Rakai district chairperson notes that the creation of Kyotera means residents in this new district will benefit from the Government University Quota system. He says initially, only a few students were considered because the district was very large.
 
In Kyotera town council, a group of boda boda cyclists are making processions to celebrate the new district. They shouted and screamed in jubilation to welcome the new district.
 
Already, several politicians are gearing up for political offices. For example, female politicians are campaigning to contest for Kyotera Woman parliamentary seat after Juliet Ssuubi Kinyamatama, the Rakai Woman MP chose to remain in Rakai district.
  
Some of those seeking to contest for Kyotera are Robbinah Ssentongo, Cissy Nantongo and Rachael Nakitende among others.
 

 

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Edward Bindhe
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Edward Bindhe is the Masaka URN bureau chief. Rakai, Lwengo, Lyantonde, Kalangala, Mpigi, Kalungu, Bukomansimbi and Sembabule districts fall under his docket. He has been a URN staff member since 2009.

A Mass Communication graduate from Uganda Christian University, Bindhe started practising journalism in 2008 as a reporter for Radio Buddu in Masaka district.