By Wilber Muhwezi Kasibante
The MP for Igara West Hon.Rapheal Magyezi has revealed that local government Ministry staff will come on ground in Kyamuhunga Town council,Bitooma Town council and Kyamuhunga sub-county to ask people on wheather they want municipality or not.
Magyezi noted that he is not the one who is demanding for a municipality but the municipality is being demanded by three local gov’t of Kyamuhunga Town council,Kyamuhunga sub county and Bitooma Town council.
Their councils passed a motion demanding for a municipality .He added that after that Bushenyi district council passed a motion and sent it to the ministry of local government which is now being worked upon.
Hon. Magyezi said this today 28th.May.2019 in Mashonga Kyamuhunga Town council Bushenyi district at the burial of Mzee Apurinari Tirikwendera.
Magyezi was forced to talk on the creation of a municipality after Musa Bikanya LC 3 Chairman for Kyamuhunga Town Council warned Magezi not elevate the area into a municipality because it is un necessary. “I know you Magezi you are an expert on touching laws and regulations you remember you touched the constitution to remove age limit but don’t elevate our area into a municipality”.
When Jafari Bassajabalaba stood up to speak at the burial and disagreed with Musa Bikanya and assured mourners that a municipality is more important than a sub county and a Town council.
He said Bushenyi Ishaka municipality receives 1.6b from road fund and all this will be going to Kyamuhunga-Bitooma municipality.
This issue of Bitooma-Kyamuhunga municipality has caused disagreements whereby residents opposing the municipality have petitioned the deputy speaker of parliament not to elevate the area into municipality.
However Magyezi has fought by consulting residents every parish in three local governments and only four parishes disagreed with the idea.
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