In Kabarole district, the National Resistance Movement – NRM candidate Richard Rwabuhinga defeated his four opponents with a huge margin. According to the Returning Officer, Prossy Banura, Rwabuhinga polled 32,709 votes and was followed by John Businge with 2,988.
But Rwabuhinga explains that in 2018, President Museveni lobbied the Chinese government to construct two stadia in Uganda: Akii-Bua in Lira and Buhinga in Tooro. He says the Chinese government accepted the request on condition that Buhinga will be a state-of-the-art stadium with capacity to accommodate 60,000 people.
On Tuesday, Kabarole district leaders including the LCV Chairperson Richard Rwabuhinga, Woman Member of Parliament Sylvia Rwabwogo and Fort Portal Municipality MP Alex Ruhunda met with the State Minister for Sports, Hamson Denis Obua and allocated 18.2 acres of land for a regional stadium.
Rwabuhinga explained to URN in an interview that government's plan is to construct a secondary school in each sub county in the country. He says as far as the council is concerned, St Joseph's Karangura Secondary school is complete and they cannot add it more funds.
The elders say that much as the leasing of the land is likely to foster development, there is a segment of the population that has raised a red flag on the basis of a possible conflict of interest by the district chairman or the area councilors.
According to the minister, local leaders and parliamentarians should instead be focusing on creation of economic zones in the already existing structures to boost local economies hence increased local revenue tax collections.
The residents say that the road, which connects to Karago Town Council and Sub Counties of Bukuku and Mugusu, had developed large potholes filled with stagnant water, was bushy and would get so slippery during rainy seasons and efforts to have it repaired by the sub county leaders had proved fruitless.
During a council sitting held at the district headquarters in Kitumba on Wednesday, Kabarole district Chairman Richard Rwabuhinga argued that boarding schools lack special provisions for children living with HIV, which subjects them to stigma and discrimination.
The laboratory located in Boma, Fort Portal Municipality will be used for testing road materials that include soils, gravel, bitumen, and rocks. It is being constructed under the Uganda Support to Municipal Infrastructure Development USMID at a tune of 86 million shillings.
The residents, through their lawyers - Byamukama, Kaboneke and company Advocates argue that in 2005, Kabarole district council under minute Kab COU 068/05 sitting on November 24 and 25 resolved to create two new sub-counties of Kateebwa in Bunyangabu and Iruhuura out of Ruteete Sub County.
In July, Mugusu Town Council became operational after being curved out of Mugusu Sub-county. However, it was later discovered that most of the leaders were geographically located in the town council and could not retain their elective posts in the sub-county.
This followed a report to the council that indicated that Gen Saleh has signed a number of MoUs with district leaders and groups in the region. The groups include Uganda Tea Association, Rwenzori Tourism Cluster, Rwengaju Farmers, district and municipal leaders.
Muhanga says the they are rushing to compete the building because Gen Salim Saleh, the Chief Coordinator Operation Wealth Creation OWC promised to rent their old offices. During the last council sitting about two weeks ago, Gen Saleh asked Councilors to rent him their Booma offices for the establishment of the regional OWC program offices.
On Monday, residents demonstrated and planted bananas in the road and also blocked it with tree logs to show their discontent. They argue that the municipal council worsened the state of the road when they poured loam soil.
According to Byagagaire, they followed up the matter and were told that the materials on site had already cost Shillings 40 million, an amount he disputes. Byagagaire says their calculation shows that the material cost not more than Shillings 10 million.