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Fort Portal Division Mayors Decry Lack of Funds

Muhumuza also says that the division is littered with garbage since they don’t have funds to clear it. He says traders in Kabundaire and Mpanga markets are outraged by the deplorable working conditions.
04 Aug 2021 15:31
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Fort portal city division mayors have decried lack of funds, saying it is affecting service delivery to their electorate.

This comes two months after the division mayors took the oath of office. Fort Portal Tourism City, like all the new cities, will have two divisions: North and Central.

The central division is made up of the current three divisions of the municipality namely South, East and West plus Ibaale parish that was carved out of Busoro Sub County.  

The North Division comprises the sub-counties of Karambi, Bukuuku, Kiguma, and Karago Town Council.

      

Richard Muhumuza, the Fort portal central Division Mayor, says that he has failed to execute his roles ever since he took office, which has triggered tension between him and his electorate.

He says that some of the voters especially those in Ibaale ward accuse him of failing to work on their roads.                   

Muhumuza also says that the division is littered with garbage since they don’t have funds to clear it.

He says traders in Kabundaire and Mpanga markets are outraged by the deplorable working conditions. 

                 

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Joseph Mashuhuko, the Fort Portal North division mayor, says that divisions are equivalent to a municipality but to his surprise Karago town council in North division is receiving road funds yet the division doesn't qualify for the funds despite being the mother entity with most roads in a sorry state.    

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He says that his voters are also stranded without any social services despite their promises to improve service delivery during the campaigns.

Chris Bagonza, a resident of Ibaale ward told URN that he had hoped to get access to clean water and better roads when the parish was merged with the former Fort portal central division. 

He, however, says that he is disappointed that no efforts have been made to repair even the old boreholes.

Patrick Birungi, a taxi tout at Nyakaseke Park, says that the main entrance to the park has turned into a garbage collection site, which was never the case in the past.  

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