The government first mooted the proposal to merge its departments and agencies in 2018. It stemmed from reports indicating that many agencies were redundant, underperforming and duplicating work, yet they take chunks of money for their operations.
Sam Baluku who contested on the NUP ticket for the Kasese Municipality Mayoral seat says the decision was the only available option after the court rejected Kyagulanyi’s intention to amend his petition to introduce more grounds challenging the election.
Six councillors want the speakership job while five are eyeing the position of deputy speaker. The two positions were introduced in the KCCA Amendment Act 2020. The speaker presides over all council all meetings.