Magezi was called by Soroti Municipality MP, Edmund Herbert Ariko while attempting to answer questions regarding city boundaries.
over Soroti City boundaries has forced the Local Government Minister, Raphael
Magezi to address Soroti Council on the telephone.
Magezi was called by Soroti Municipality MP, Edmund Herbert Ariko while
attempting to answer questions regarding city boundaries. The boundaries have
remained contentious issue after the city was inaugurated last month.
city boundaries were only defined by mentioning names of the areas carved into
the city, the actual boundaries are not yet clear causing confusion.
several people stormed Soroti City Mayor Office seeking to know where they
Amoding, an elder and resident of Otatai village in Asuret Sub County, says
that there's a lot of uncertainty regarding city boundaries.
I am, people are now asking for land for development. But when they come, they
say am not in the city, so my land is cheap- yet my leaders say am in the city.
This is becoming serious and we need our leaders to help us", she said.
the resolutions from Soroti District and Municipal Councils, the two city
divisions were to be divided by old Mbale Road and Moroto Road. But this
has since been contested as some politicians are reportedly seeking
Oringo, the Kamuda Sub County Councilor says that the issue of boundaries was
hurried and some other places have been added illegally into the city.
permission to guide the house but his request was denied by the councillors, prompting
him to make a call to the minister.
Magezi, who seemed to have been briefed before, quickly responded and attempted
to address the council but the audio device wasn't loud enough to enable members
to listen and understand what he was saying.
Olebe, the Council Speaker then asked Ariko to provide evidence to the council
whether it was indeed the minister addressing the council. Ariko was forced to hand
over the phone to the speaker, who briefly spoke with the minister and later
addressed the council.
Bureau Chief, Soroti
Living the Pen