Museveni Grants Kakumiro and Kagadi District status

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President Yoweri Museveni has elevated Kagadi and Kakumiro counties to district status. The two districts have been curved out of Kibaale. Museveni declared the two counties elevated to district status at his campaign rallies last even held at Kagadi freedom tree and Kakumiro. He said that he had decided to elevate the two counties to district status in response to the demands from the electorate. Museveni said the new districts will become operational in the next financial year adding that it was intended to bring services nearer to the people. In 2010, Kibaale district council moved motion to create two new districts in order to improve service delivery. Kibaale district that is bordered with Hoima to the north and Kyenjojo in South has a total population of 520,000 people. Kakumiro will comprise the counties of Bugangaizi East and West while Kagadi will comprise Buyaga East and West counties. Kibaale district now remains with only Buyanja constituency that is currently represented in Parliament by Matia Kasaija, the internal affairs state minister. Kibaale has over 30 registered ethnic groups that often led to tribal clashes over land and political leadership. The creation of the two new districts is seen as an attempt to address the ethnic tensions between the different groups.

 

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