BUSHENYI MEDIATION MEETING: MPS DEFY JUDGE, KAKONGE’S GROUP NOT INVITED
By By Wilber Muhwezi and Nelson Twinematsiko
The arbitration meeting organized by Bushenyi Members of Parliament to mediate between the district chairman Jafali Basajjabalaba and a group of concerned residents led by Apollo Kakonge has kicked off at Tuzza Gardens in Bushenyi-Ishaka Municipality this morning.
However, Kakonge and his group are not attending the meeting as they are moving to hold a parallel meeting in a place yet to be disclosed.
Talking to the www.mknewslink.com managing editor this morning, Kakonge said he was not going to attend the arbitration meeting because the organizers did not invite him.
He accused the district MPs of being biased arguing that the Mbarara resident Judge; Justice Duncan Gaswaga had ordered that both parties attend the meeting.
He expressed surprise as to why the MPs have decided to meet one party, leaving the other out.
The arbitration meeting is being attended by all Mps from Bushenyi district.By the time www.mknewslink.com visited the venue at Tuzza, the MPs including Minister Mary Karooro, Rapheal Magezi(Igara west )Martial Tumusiime(Igara East) and already Gordon Arinda Cowboy(Bushenyi-Ishaka) were already at the venue.
The arbitration meeting stems from a court case that was filed by Mr.Apollo Kakonge against the district Chairman Jafali Basajjabalaba for failing to appoint a District service commission.