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Mujasi, who tabled the government recommendation to relocate the district headquarters to Busoba Sub County, said that whereas they have finally found a new home, they will not move until government constructs for them offices, adding that they will not leave any of their assets for the City.
Mbale District Council meetin Over the Relocation of the District Headquarters

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Mbale district will not relinquish its assets to the proposed city that is scheduled to be come into force on July 1, 2020, the LC V Chairperson, Bernard Elly Mujasi has revealed. 

He disclosed this while addressing councilors shortly after voting on the relocation of Mbale district headquarters to Busoba Sub County.

Mujasi, who tabled the government recommendation to relocate the district headquarters to Busoba Sub County, said that whereas they have finally found a new home, they will not move until government constructs for them offices, adding that they will not leave any of their assets for the City.   

He explained that the city can’t just inherit their assets without compensation.  

//Cue in: “Tulina properties nga  

Cue out:…batuwa Sente”//     

Mbale officials have been embroiled in a controversy over the new headquarters since the decision to elevate the municipality to a city. 

The dispute split councilors leading to a fierce fist fight in the last council session held at Mbale Secondary school in May this year.    

It took the intervention of the Trade State Minister, Michael Welikhe Gafabusa to convince the councilors to reach consensus and agree to locate the district headquarters to Busoba Sub County.  

However, the council resolution hasn’t gone down well with voters from Bungokho North Constituency who followed the proceedings in the gallery.

Yunus Gibezi, a resident of Bufumbo Sub County accused the council of marginalizing people from Bungokho North because of their numbers. 

He complained of unfair distribution of services, saying most government projects and jobs end up Bungokoho South where Busoba Sub County is located.   

 

//Cue in: “Naye kati fe abantu…    

Cue out: …tebamuwa mulimu”//     

Sulaiman Walumu also from Bufumbo Sub County said it will be hard for them to skip Mbale City to seek services from the new headquarters.

   

//Cue in: “fe nga abantu …  

Cue out: …district eyafe”//  

 

Josephine Lunyolo, the Busano Sub County female Councilor, said they chose Busoba Sub County to host the district headquarters because it is in the center of the two constituencies.    

//Cue in: “We looked at…      

Cue out:…majority of the City”//                

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