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Lack of Office Space Hindering Operations of Bumasheti Sub County

The sub-county operates in a small house and kitchen belonging to the secretary-manager of the defunct Bukibokolo grower’s cooperative society since 2009.
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Bumasheti Sub County in Bududa district is seeking 300 million shillings to construct new sub-county headquarters.

The sub-county operates in a small house and kitchen belonging to the secretary-manager of the defunct Bukibokolo grower’s cooperative society since 2009.    

It was carved out of Bukibokolo Sub County in the financial year 2008/2009 and comprises of four parishes of Buneembe, Bunambatsu, Bukhara and Bukibokolo.

 

Godfrey Lumbuku, the chairperson L.C.III Bumasheti Sub County says that the house can’t accommodate all the sub-county staff.  

He notes that the local revenue they collect inadequate.

//Cue in “Shizibu shesi khulininasho...    

Cue out... nga tsigombolola tsitsindi”//     

Florence Khalayi, a councillor for Bukibokolo parish said that they hold council meetings under in the compound of the grower's cooperative society due to lack of a council hall.   

//Cue in “Shifo sheesi…  

Cue out:..sikhuli bulayi taawe”//   

Irene Nandutu, a resident of Bumasheti Sub County wondered why government is prioritizing other sub-counties and leaving out others.

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//Cue...we are lacking them”//     

Emma Wambewo, a businessman operating in Bumasheti trading centre asked traders to pay their licenses to boost local revenue so that the sub-county can raise money to construct the headquarters.      

 

Wilson Watira, the Bududa LCV Chairperson says that they have written to the government requesting for assistance.

“We have written to government to help us in the construction of other sub-county headquarters and Bumasheti will be part of them” Watira said.

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