By Our Reporter
The chairman LCV Ntungamo District Denis Singahache has said that he will step down from the politics and he will not seek re-election in the next general election 2023.
Speaking to our reporter in his offices on Monday 22nd January 2018, chairman Singahache strongly appealed to leaders at all levels to retire early to avoid being pushed out of the office like many African leaders.
The 68-year-old has been in leadership since 1979 and he will be 73 years old in 2023.
He was elected as Ntungamo District chairman LCV in 2011 defeating lay canon John Wycliffe Karazaarwe and Mpumwire Magambo who is working with civil Aviation Authority and in 2016 Singahache retained his seat with landslide victory after defeating Polly Katahwa,Rashid Matabaaro and Tumushabe Rosemary Butamanya.
Ntungamo District has been at whelm of only two chairpersons since it was curved out Bushanyi and Mbarara districts in 1993 namel; John Wycliff Karazaarwe 1993 -2011 and Singahache from 2011-2023.
Singahache revealed that he joined politics at the age of 21 and he has served in various capacities thus qualifying to retire from politics and be an advisor, looking after his personal achievements.
He said that any leader who retires when one is still loved is beneficial as one will take responsibility for mentoring and advising young leaders.
Singahache expressed worry that it is shameful for many African leaders who only wait to be leave when they are chassed like a chicken thief and achievement made being destroyed instead of consolidating it for steady progress.
He hailed the NRM government and the people of Ntungamo District for wholesomely support and contributions towards his success during 10 year tenure and promised them to continue serving them diligently till the end of his term of office.
He called up on young people to consider leadership skills across the board to take this District forward and transform it to contemporary standards.
Meanwhile the Ntungamo district Speaker Atuheire Elijah welcomed the move as a good gesture to future leaders though noted that it was too early for chairman to announce his retirement because it drills some leaders from service delivery to people and start early campaigns for votes which un necessary at this time.
The Ntungamo District male youth councilor Nicholas Twikirize Mugyenyi credited the chairman for the wise decision to relinquish from power which is an opportunity to young generation to gain power from old ones.
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