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.
Ruyonga, who had held the same office for 15 years, had lost to Rev Willy Kintu Muhanga, an Independent candidate in the 2016 general elections. His loss then, despite being the NRM flag bearer, was attributed to the several controversies that surrounded his leadership and the clashes with councillors which forced him to snub council sessions for close to two years.
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.
According to the petition, the residents said that in 2012 President Yoweri Museveni pledged to upgrade St Joseph’s Karangura Secondary School to a seed school since it was community-owned and in a poor state.
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.
According to the District Health Officer - DHO, Dr Solomon Asiimwe, the district has a high teenage pregnancy rate of 25.6 per cent and a fertility rate of 7.8 per cent which is way above the national fertility rate of 5.4 per cent.
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.
According to the highly-guarded minutes of the meeting that was held at Mountains of the Moon Hotel in Fort Portal, which URN has finally accessed, councillors wanted the minister to fund the consultations and also send his technical staff to help on carrying out the task.
Richard Rwabuhinga, the Kabarole District LC V Chairperson, says they need at least Shillings 2 billion to work on roads, extend high voltage electricity, water and other preliminary services to the area.
On Thursday, a Memorandum of Understanding-MOU between Hima Cement Factory and Pozzolana Miners and Transporters Association was signed at Harugongo Primary School. Hima agreed to employ the miners to extract Pozzolana and supply the factory.
Through their lawyers, Byamukama, Kaboneke and Co. Advocates, the leaders argue that the resolution by Kabarole district council to create Fort Portal Tourism City by annexing Karambi Sub County to Fort Portal Municipality was illegal and shouldn’t be considered by the ministry.