Voters in areas that were recently annexed to Masaka City are clamouring
for effective representation and fair distribution of social services.
To realize the creation of Masaka City in July this year, it required
that the neighbouring districts of Kalungu and Lwengo surrender part of their
areas to be annexed to Masaka Municipality to meet the requirements for
elevation to city status.
The parishes of Kitiredde and Ssenya from Lwengo district were annexed
while in Kalungu district; the boundaries were extended up-to Kibisi and
Kasanje parishes on top of two Sub counties of Kabonera and Mukungwe that were
formally part of Masaka district.
Residents in the new areas are now demanding that leaders prioritize
social service delivery which will improve their standards of living.
Moses Kafeero, a resident of Kirowooza village in Kibisi parish says
being at the periphery of Kalungu district, they missed out on several
social-development opportunities which they now intend to attract from the new
He indicates that the area is suffering with poor road
infrastructure, lack of safe water and electricity supply, which are services
they are longing for from the new city.
According to Kafeero, the on-going political campaigns are an opportunity
to directly present their demands to candidates.
Francis Bidandi Ssali, the Vice-Chairperson of Kantungamye LCI in
Kiteredde parish which was annexed from Lwengo district, says they are looking
forward to a new city leadership that can ably fix the social service gaps.
Charles Wasswa Kaboggoza, the chairperson elders council in
Kiteredde parish which was also annexed from Lwengo district, says they have
for long been missing out on effective representation both at the local council
national levels which has affected the development of the area.
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