Local Government Ministry Approves Kyesiiga Sub County

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The ministry of local government has approved the operationalization of Kyesiiga Sub County and swearing of the area councilors.

The ministry of local government has approved the operationalization of Kyesiiga Sub County and swearing of the area councilors. Last month, Masaka District council blocked the swearing in ceremony of 12 councilors for Kyesiiga Sub County.
 

Trouble started when Kyanamukaka Sub County from which Kyesiiga was curved, raised objection to the swearing in ceremony of the councilors. They claimed that Kyesiiga sub county was curved out Kyanamukaka with without their approval.

 
Paul Migadde, the LC III chairman of Kyanamukaka argued that it was illegal to swear in the councilors since Kyesiiga was not one of the known local administrative units in Masaka.   As result, George Ntulume, Masaka district Chief Administrative officer blocked the swearing in the councilors and wrote to the Ministry of Local Government seeking technical advice on the matter.


Adolf Mwesigye, the minister of local government says despite the fact that the Electoral Commission erred in organizing elections in Kyesiiga it has been approved as an independent sub county. Mwesigye says that 12 elected councilors including, the LC III chairman Abdul Nsubuga are free to swear in and assume office.
 
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Abdul Nsubuga, the elected Kyesiiga sub county LC3 Chairman says Minister Mwesige's announcement is a breath of fresh air in his political life. He says they are now organizing to swear in on June 30th, a day before the official operationalization of their sub county.


According to Nsubuga, all elected councilors have been worried about the possibility of cancelling their election yet they spent heavily on the campaigns. Nsubuga says he is preparing to write to Tolbert Musinguzi, Masaka Retuirning officer and Masaka Chief Magistrate requesting them to conduct their swearing in ceremony.



Paul Migadde, Kyanamukaka Sub County who led the protests against the swearing in of these councilors has not yet commented on the matter. Last night, several villagers in Kyesiiga spent the night celebrating when the news of approval of their sub county reached them.