By Wilber Muhwezi Kasibante
Greater Bushenyi leaders are heading to state house Entebbe to meet president museveni and the main issue to discuss is Presidential initiative on banana Industrial development (PIBID)/ BIRDC
According to a credible source who will attend the meeting, he said he will not leave any stone unturned and will reveal everything to the president.
The participants of the meeting include all MPs from greater Bushenyi plus their 5 district chairpersons.
The source added that they will advise the president to split PIBID/BIRDC into two; Research and marketing.
He noted that PIBID came up in 2004 after the district farm school land it is on was surrendered by the district to PIBID to establish a facticity to process matooke into floor and sell its products in Uganda and abroad.
Another objective was to ensure that products are sold locally and internationally which is being done but that is not enough.
PIBID has been in existence for 18 years and bananas are not being processed but the company has formed banana co-operatives within Tooro, Bushenyi, and Isingiro
The district chairpersons who are going to Entebbe are; Jemimah Buhanda of Sheema, Jaffari Bassajabala of Bushenyi, Agubanshongwire of Rubirizi, Deo Atuhaire of Buhweju and Benon Karyeija of Mitooma.
The MPs include, Michael Mawanda of Igara East, Derrick Kabura of Bushenyi Ishaka municipality, Mbwatekamwa Gaffa of Igara West, Muhammad Katooto of Katerera, Eng. Ntamuhira of Bunyaruguru.
Mwijukye Francis and Biraro of Buhweju, Kahonda Donozio, Kahinda Otafiire and Thomas Tayebwa of Mitooma, Kateshumwa and Elijah Mushemeza of Sheema and Kibaju Noame
Others are woman MPs; Annet Katusiime Mugisha of Bushenyi, Nyakikongoro of Sheema, Oliver Koyekyenga of Buhweju, Bashisha Juliet of mitooma district.
The issue was initiated by Bushenyi district councilors who demanded for shares in BIRDC. They converged a meeting with the company senior staff but never came to a consensus thus decided to write to the president which led to this meeting.