Sam Omara Angai, the former Aduku sub-county LC III chairperson, says that the contested land served as the headquarters of Kwania County during the pre-colonial government and was later handed over to the sub-county leadership under his stewardship.
Paul Omara, the Otuke County MP in Otuke district observed that Parish Chiefs who will be central in the implementation of PDM are not being resourced to do their work because Parliament did not have time to debate PDM thoroughly before implementation.
Mbarara City Resident City Commissioner James Mwesigye says the previous three lists that were being followed had been manipulated noting that the Minister has directed his office and the one of Intelligence to investigate the lists and come up with a solution.
Patrick Tumuhimibse Bigambwansi the Chairperson Rutooma Bwizibwera Town Council says they are never sensitized on the numerous government programs much as they are tasked with overseeing and supervising their implementation.
The government awarded Roko Construction Limited the contract to reconstruct Mbarara Central Market in 2018 at a cost of 21.11 Billion shillings under The Markets and Agricultural Trade Improvement Project (MATIP) with funding from African Development Bank.
But a row ensued after Kalungu Resident District Commissioner Caleb Tukaikiriza informed the chairpersons that the bicycles will revert to the government when the current leader's leave the office, even at the end of their term of office.
The town councils that have submitted resolutions for elevation include Luwero, Bombo, Kapeeka-Semuto, Kyotera, Lukaya and Lyantonde. among others. Leaders from the areas are optimistic that the elevation will help to improve service delivery, attract more jobs and effective planning, among other benefits.
Zephania Sseninde, the LC 1 Chairperson of Ssenyomo village told Magyezi that a bicycle was something small to brag about, saying that there was no need for the Minister to drive from Kampala to Luwero to launch the bicycle distribution exercise.
According to Minister Magyezi, the joint technical committee, which shall comprise members from both the government and the kingdom will be funded and facilitated by the government to interpret the Memorandum of understanding to know exactly what was agreed upon between the kingdom and the government. The committee will also analyze the implications, verify the kingdom property under the local governments in each district and propose a course of action.
The committee chaired by the Kimanya-Kabonera Division Member of Parliament Abed Bwanika learnt that the city has under unclear circumstances lost a lot of its properties that including land in green spaces and road reserves.