KAMPALA RCC, KABALE DEPUTY RDC CLASH OVER MUHOOZI’S FORTHCOMING THANKS GIVING
By Libino Byamukama
Kampala City RCC Nakawa Division Sheikh Kasim Kamugisha and Kabale District Deputy RDC Abel Bakunda Mushambo have clashed over invitation of the Land Forces Commander Lt. Gen. Muhozi Kainerugaba to the thanks giving ceremony of Katuna- border re-opening.
The ceremony slated for 9th July 2022, is being organized by a section of political and religious leaders in Kabale District and Sheikh Kasim Kamugisha was chosen as the secretary for publicity. He has since used his social media platforms and radio talk shows in Kabale to publicize the event.
The organizing committee is chaired by Canon Joshua Mutekanga who is a synod member in the Diocese of Kigezi deputized by Mr. Odo Tumukwasiibwe Onesmus the head of laity in the Kabale Diocese, while Haj. Isa Tindyebwa, Chairperson of Kabale Muslim District Council is the treasurer.
However, the Kabale Deputy RDC Abel Bakunda has written a long piece of writing and shared it himself on several whatsapp forums trashing the event, describing the organizers as “fraudsters and masqueraders”
While speaking to our reporter in a phone interview, Bakunda said that as the security committee in Kabale District, they are not aware of any upcoming event involving Lt. Gen. Muhozi as the Chief Guest.
“Whenever the General wants to visit any place to attend an event of that nature, his advance team goes to an area and harmonizes with the local area leaders, especially the security committees. Now that we have not received any notification, it means Muhozi is not coming,” Bakunda said
Bakunda also claimed he was in touch with the team in charge of organizing the recent events involving Muhozi, led by his uncle Micheal Nuwagira alias Toyota, President Yoweri Museveni’s younger brother and they had proposed postponement of the event from 9th July if the first son was to attend, an idea that was rejected by Kasim and his group.
In response, Sheikh Kasim Kamugisha said he was directly in contact with Muhozi who gave him assurance that he would be in Kabale on the 9th of July 2022.
“In any case he doesn’t come, he will send a delegate who will exercise the duties of the Chief Guest, but I doubt he will fail to come,” said Kasim.
Kasim added that the thanks giving ceremony was an initiative of the people of Kigezi, and the presence or absence of invited guests, including Muhozi would not stop the planned activities on that day.
He challenged Bakunda to pen down his concerns on an official headed paper and forward it to the office of the president if they are genuine.
We attempted reaching Toyota for a comment, through his known phone numbers but he didn’t pick our repeated calls.
Our reporter contacted the former Deputy Head of Mission at the Uganda High Commission in in Abuja Nigeria, Micheal Katungi who is Gen. Muhozi’s adviser on diplomatic engagements and he said that they were aware of the event, though he did not confirm if Muhozi would attend.
Source: www.mknewslink.com a greater western Uganda news website