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RDC Bans Politicians from Council Sessions :: Uganda Radionetwork

RDC Bans Politicians from Council Sessions

Politicians in Rukungiri district have been banned from addressing council sessions.

Dan Kaguta, the Rukungiri Resident district Commissioner, announced the ban on Wednesday afternoon adding that the ban takes immediate effect.

With the 2011 election campaign fever steadily rising, many politicians are taking advantage of the local council sessions to announce their political manifestos and to lobby support through the local councilors.

The Rukungiri RDC told journalists that the ban stems from public concerns about politicians who are using the council sessions to preach divisive politics and sow seeds of discord and mistrust.

The ban comes a day after DR. Alex Kamugisha, the former health minister, requested the Buhunga and Kaguga sub county councils to pass a resolution, seeking the creation of a new constituency.

Dr Kamugisha is alleged to have told the councilors that the new constituency will be curved out of Rujumbura and would be called Rujumbura east constituency. Dr. Kamugisha has declared his intention to contest against his former boss Jim Muhwezi in the Rujumbura NRM primaries.

The RDC noted that by suggesting a split, Dr Kamugisha was out to cause divisions, which could eventually yield cohesiveness. He said that he would not tolerate any politicians that are out to cause chaos in his district.