The leaders have petitioned the Executive Director of the Public Procurement and Disposal of Public Assets; -PPDA, to take action against Mmacks Investments Limited, a firm that constructed Lukaya Seed secondary school.
Dr Daniel Ssentamu, the Kalungu District Health Officer says that their Reproductive Healthcare status report indicates that pregnancies by underage girls below 19 years are contributing an average of 18% of overall statistics of expecting mothers who seek antenatal services in the area; a figure he says is worrying.
Out of the 14 positions of councilors voted for on Wednesday, the NRM managed to retain only two positions of direct councilor for Lwabenge sub county and the female representative for Lukaya Town council which were won by John Kalema and Irene Mwebe Nanyanzi respectively.
On July 3, the district leadership relocated their administration offices to occupy the half-complete structure. But there are already visible cracks emerging from the building’s foundation through the walls of the ground floor which is being occupied by the different department offices.
The Sub County leaders are accusing the district COVID-19 Taskforce of deliberately side-lining them in the implementation exercises of the response action yet they were initially consulted in developing the action plans.
Residents accuse the Chinese firm of destroying their properties that include homes, crop gardens and blocking community water sources because of stone quarrying activities in the area. On Wednesday, the affected residents blocked the company workers from accessing the stone quarry found on their village.
Barbra Nankya, a resident of Kyakibuta village in Lwabenge Sub County says they were highly excited on received powers after many decades of waiting, but to their disappointment, the cost associated with consuming it is heavily eating into their meagre incomes.
Simon Peter Kalule one of the residents blames Nsubuga of concurrently holding positions as the Village and Parish council chairperson which affects his ability to deliver in either of the two offices. He adds that Nsubuga, who also the Parish National Resistance Movement-NRM party chairperson has been suffocating all voices that complain about his leadership style.
The city is required to have a population of at least 300,000 people and a land size of 100 square kilometres. While Jude Mbabali, the president of greater Masaka district leaders had relied on the proposed annexure, leaders from the neighbouring districts opposed the move saying they were not involved in the process.
During a council session chaired by the town council speaker Hajjat Sarah Nabukenya, on Tuesday, the LCIII chairperson John Kiragga tabled the motion supported by other councillors saying that the move will help the residents get improved services.
Brigadier Kyazze and Ssenkungo are among close to 8,000 people occupying 5 square miles of land covering 12 villages in Bukulula Sub County in Kalungu district. They are under threat of eviction by their landlords who accuses them of failing to meet their tenancy obligations.
The affected Villages are; Kalangala, Mukoko cell A, Mukoko South, Mukoko North, Kyamugombwa, Kisanje west, Kisanje East, Bulingo, Kasaka, Lutengo among others.
Masaka has for quite some time been yearning to be elevated to a city status but recently the Ministry of Lands, Housing and Urban Development excluded it from the list of those prospective cities over failure to meet the minimum requirements.