HIS FORMER CAO BITARABEHO: LATE CAN. MAKARU WAS A HONEST MAN
By Wilber Muhwezi Kasibante
The former Chief Administrative Officer for greater Bushenyi Mr. Johnson Bitarabeho who worked with late Makaru for 7 years has described him as a true honest man.
Bitarabeho said this in an exclusive interview with www.mknewslink.com as he eulogized the late Makaru.
He noted that for the 7 years he worked with Makaru, he liked quality things and that’s why he decided with his council to build the current Bushenyi district headquarters (Nyaruju) in a very classic way that was rare at the time.
He added that Nyaruju was built through the contribution of 1000 shillings on every graduated tax payer later 2000 and the building cost was 2.2 billion and it was completed in 2002.
The two storied building was the best at the time and many districts came to benchmark on the building then went back to set up theirs.
Bitarebeho revealed that late Can. Makaru balanced religions; he made sure there was a Muslim, protestant and catholic on his executive.
He also balanced the five counties of Sheema, Rubirizi, Mitooma, Buhweju and Igara which are now districts.
He described the late Makaru as a man who knew very well how to resolve conflicts citing out an opposition in the council with some councilors who included Odo Tayebwa, Benon Karyeija and Rwamugondo among others sitting at homeland but he very well handled the opposition in his council.
The late Makaru died on Monday evening at the age of 92 and he will be laid to rest on Saturday at his home in Mikyerere Sheema district.
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