KABALE RESIDENTS REACT TO WOMAN MP’S PROPOSAL TO HAVE FALLEN D/SPEAKER’S WIFE REPLACE HIM IN COUNCIL
By Libino Byamukama
Residents of Lower Bugongi ward in Northern Division Kabale Municipality, say they are in support of the idea to have Ms Deborah Owembabazi Hakiz’imana, replace her deceased husband, Ronald Hakiz’imana Bifafusha, on the Lower Bugongi LC IV councilor seat.
Bifabusha, who was also the Deputy Speaker for Kabale Municipality and NRM supporter in Kabale Municipality died on 23rd January 2022 aged 33.
During his sendoff ceremony at St. Luke Bugongi Catholic Church , Hon. Catherine Atwakire Ndamira the Kabale woman MP proposed that the widow of the deceased, Deborah Owembabazi be elected unopposed to the Kabale Municipal Council so that she could finish the race started by her late husband.
Ndamira added that the late Bifabusha would not be the first to be replaced by a relative citing out the late Rehema Watongola, former Kamuli Municipality MP who died in November 2020, and was replaced by her daughter Kayanga Baroda Watongola in the 2021 elections.
Now, Gloria Tushemereirwe, a resident of Bigombe Cell in Lower Bugongi, says that she is in total support of the proposal to replace the late Bifabusha with his wife.
She argued that having stayed with Bifabusha since he joined politics in 2011, Ms Owembabazi could have inherited the leadership abilities of her late husband.
Gerevazio Bitungwabariho, a resident of Kinyungusi cell in Lower Bugongi, of Nothern Division, says that he is support of the idea saying that the voters in Lower Bugongi need to reward Bifabusha for his effortful Representation.
Moses Twinomugisha, also a resident of Bigombe cell, says that the late Bifabusha’s wife, should be given chance to end her late husband’s term, adding that by being united as husband and wife they became one and therefore, shared the same vision for the people of Lower Bugongi.
The late Ronald Hakizimana Bifabusha, was elected as the Northern Division LC.3 Youth Councilor representing Lower Bugongi Ward in 2011, before he joined the Kabale Municipal Council as the LC.4 Male Councilor representing the same ward in 2016.
He was re-elected in 2021 and by the time of his death, he was the Deputy Speaker of Council Kabale Municipal council
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