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Rubanda MPs Clash over Creation of Town Councils

After their creation, MP Begumisa started traversing the districts claiming that she was behind the creation.
07 Dec 2019 14:01
Prosy Begumisa Akampurira, Rubanda district woman member of parliament

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A row has erupted between Prosy Begumisa Akampurira, Rubanda district woman Member of Parliament and Eng. Denis Sabitti Bamwoya, Rubanda County west member of parliament over the creation of town councils.

In October, the Ministry of Local Government approved the creation of 162 new town councils.

Among them were five town councils from Rubanda district. They are Kashaasha and Ahabuhutu town councils in Bufundi Sub County, Butare town council in Muko Sub County, Ruhija town council in Ruhija Sub County and Hamuhambo in Bubaare Sub County.

The approved town councils will become operational on July 1, 2020.

However, after their creation, Begumisa started traversing the districts claiming that she was behind the creation. She was seen at various church congregations and funerals in Rubanda district explaining how none of the leaders in the district played a role in the creation of the town councils.

She says that she spent sleepless nights while attending meetings with top Local Government ministry officials to make sure that the town councils.

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Akampurira’s statements have however angered Eng. Sabitti saying that Begumisa is telling lies to the electorate. 

According to Sabitti, the motion to create town councils was presented before Rubanda district council by Pastori Twinomuhangi, district councillor representing Muko Sub County.

After the approval, Sabitti says that he was given all the copies of resolutions and helped to table them before Local Government Ministry for approval.

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Gerald Akambasa, Rubanda district speaker says that the initiative towards the creation of the town councils in Rubanda was started by sub-county councils. Akambasa says that the district council only passed a resolution and forwarded it to local government ministry.

Akambasa says that none of the members of parliament played a role in the creation of town councils adding that they are only claiming responsibly to gain political ground.

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But, Begumisa insists that she advocated for the creation of town councils to make sure that Rubanda district develops.

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