They argue that the payroll, for the district which was curved out of Rukiga in 2017, has several names of non-existent workers adding that the exercise will help to identify ghost workers and persons who draw salaries from the district without any formal posting.
The controversy on the distribution of heifers came after President Museveni fulfilled a pledge for the donation of 16 heifers to Rukiga youth leaders in a move to improve their livelihood. The Heifers arrived in Rukiga District on Wednesday.
Pauline Rugyira, the Kashambya Sub County LC V female councilor, says the district council sat on May 20th, 2018 and resolved to construct 20 water springs in Kashambya Sub County as way of extending safe water to the residents. She however, says they were surprised to learn recently that only 13 were built and part of the money spent in Rwamucucu Sub County.
The five candidates were nominated by Adam Juma Sheesa, the Kabale district Electoral Commission registrar. Speaking to journalists shortly after her nomination, Abigail Victoria Atukunda said she was forced to return as an independent because the NRM party elections were not free and fair.
Mutuuzo garnered 17,127 against her closest rival Rosemary Byabasaijas 9,082 votes and Elizabeth Nikuze s 4,896 votes. The NRM Electoral Commission Chairman, Dr. Tanga Odoi declared Mutuuzo elected at 3:30am this morning at Kibiito Secondary School.
Basobokwe was backed by Julius Ainebyoona, one of the voters from Bucundura parish in kashambya Sub County who also accused Kamusiime for claiming responsibility of the Mast in the area yet MTN Company decided to construct it following the continuous lobbying by the office of the area sub county chairperson.
Fr. Gaetano Batanyenda, the Kitanga Parish Priest in Kashambya Sub County, says the decision of the district officials to migrate to Rwamucucu sub county headquarters shows that there was no reason for the government to create the district in the first place.
Geoffrey Byamugisha has been elected unopposed as the interim Rukiga Local Council Chairperson. In his acceptance speech, Byamugisha promised to be a team player and ensure key areas like roads, health and education among others are improved.
The interim Chairpersons will serve for a maximum period of six months, after which elections by universal suffrage shall take place. According to the Local Government Act, the interim district chairperson is elected by the interim district council from among its members by secret ballot supervised and conducted by the Electoral Commission.
Frank Besigye Kyerere, a voter from Kangondo in Rwamucucu Sub County welcomes the postponement of the exercise, saying it will help to stop confusion and animosity among residents, which has already started emerging.
Rukiga district is expected to become operational effective July 1, 2017. It was curved out of Kabale district. In a June 14th 2017 letter to Kabale Chief Administrative Officer, the Electoral Commission Secretary, Sam Rwakoojo, says the Commission is unable to conduct elections in the district as required by law due to lack of funds.