MASINDI COUNCILORS DIVIDED OVER AGE LIMIT
By Yosam Gucwaki
14 councilor of Masindi district council have accepted to support the presidential age limit amendment.
These are the councilors who passed a resolution rejecting the presidential age limit during the district council which was held on the 26 of October 2017.
The 14 councilors accepted to support the amendment on Tuesday this week during a meeting organized by the state minister for Bunyoro affairs also Masindi municipality member of parliament Ernest Kiiza.
The 14 councilors include; Businge Pascal Kigulya division, Wamani Joseph district male youth councilor, Kugonza Salama female youth councilor, Bonny Kiirya Nyangahya Division, Mary Mujumura deputy speaker also councilor representing Bwianga sub county, Kahira Julius Bwianga, Zebi Baitwaki female elderly, Julian Ayesiga Miirya sub county and Badru Mugabi Central division.
Others are Alinda Phiona female councilor representing Miirya/Kimengo sub counties, Asiimwe Monica representing Kigulya division, Matwarwa Gladys Pakanyi Sub County, Kunihira Grace representing Karujubu division and Robinah Katusiime representing PWDs
Afsa Karungi, Ariyo Titus, Beatrace Byenkya and Mwambu William these are the councilors who rejected the amendment during the council meeting and never showed up for a meeting organized by Ernest Kiiza at Masindi hotel on Tuesday.
The meeting which was held at Masindi hotel was held in the absence of the district executive committee and the speaker.
However, Julian Ayesiga, the councilor representing Miirya sub county explained that though they accepted the amendment of article 102b they need their nine issues affecting Masindi and the entire region to be addressed.
Some of them include; the Bunyoro University, up grading of Masindi hospital from 100 beds to 350, affirmative action on the recruitment of police trainees as the district houses Kabalye police training school.
The councilors also indicated that they want to meet the president so that he can be told the silient issues affecting the people of Masindi more especially on the unfulfilled pledges he made during 2016 elections.
They also explained that the resolution which was made by the council was not that they hate NRM but it was out of the grievances over in adequate service delivery in Masindi.
Kiirya Moses the speaker Masindi district says that the resolution which was passed by the council on the 26 of October is still standing no one has receded it.
Source:www.mknewslink.com a western Uganda news website.