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Location of Mbarara City South Division Headquarters Divides Leaders

Last week at the inauguration ceremony of Mbarara City, the Minister of Local Government Raphael Magyezi, directed that Mbarara City south division headquarters be located at Nyamitanga as it is in the centre of other two former divisions.
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The location of Mbarara City South Division headquarters has created a rift between the city leadership.  The division comprises of Kakoba, Nyamitanga and Nyakayojjo which were formerly divisions. 

Last week at the inauguration ceremony of Mbarara City, the Minister of Local Government Raphael Magyezi, directed that Mbarara City south division headquarters be located at Nyamitanga since it is in the centre of other two former divisions.

However, the Minister’s directives has attracted mixed reactions from leaders and a section of residents.

Jomo Mugabi, the Chairperson Nyakayojjo Division, said that it’s surprising for Nyamitanga division that rents office space to host the headquarters. He explains that Kakoba and Nyakayojjo have adequate office facilities and enough land for expansion.

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James Arinda, and other residents of Nyakayojjo, said that Nyamitanga is not strategically positioned to host headquarters.

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However Moses Kajubi, the Interim chairperson Mbarara city South Division said that Nyamitanga Division has four pieces of land around Ruti, two pieces of land in Karugaangama and another at Nyamitanga where the new headquarters will be constructed. 

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Robert Mugabi Kakyebezi, interim Mayor Mbarara City says that the leadership of the City should abide by the directives of the Minister.

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