MP Protests Delayed Creation of New Sub-Counties in Kasese

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On Monday, Kathika led residents from the affected area and pitched camp at the office of the chairman, saying they are finding difficulty to access services because of the delayed creation of their own administrative units.

The Busongora South constituency Member of Parliament, Jackson Mbaju Kathika has led a demonstration demand for the creation of for the creation of new sub counties in Busongora County.



 
In 2010, Kasese district resolved to create
Nyakabingo and Mbunga sub counties. According to the resolution, Nyakabingo would be curved out of Rukoki while Mbunga would be curved from Kilembe Sub County.
 

Clause (3) and section 7(5) of the Local Government Act empowers District Councils to alter boundaries of Lower Local Government Units within their districts.
 
 
However, the Kasese LC V Chairperson, Geoffrey Bigogo has reportedly failed to endorse the papers to pave way for the creation of the sub counties.

 
The Busongora South constituency Member of Parliament, Jackson Mbaju Kathika, says the delay by the LC V Chairperson to sign documents has affected service delivery to residents within the remote areas of his constituency.


On Monday, Kathika led residents from the affected area and pitched camp at the office of the chairman, saying they are finding difficulty to access services because of the delayed creation of their own administrative units.

 
Kathika said he has made several attempts to engage the LC V chairperson over the matter, but he has refused to write a letter introducing the resolution to the Local Government Ministry.
 


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Winnie Bwambale, one of the residents accused the LC V chairperson of paying a deaf ear to their concerns. She said they will lock him out of office should he decline to adhere to their demands.
 

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The LC V Chairperson, Geoffrey Bigogo hasn't yet commented and he could neither pick nor return calls from our reporter.