By Aggrey Twesigye
Professor Elijah Dickens Mushemeza the legislator for Sheema South constituency in Sheema district has accused the district leadership of trying to grab Kitagata Hot springs.
Professor Mushemeza’s comments came to limelight after the district leadership started charging 2000 -6000shs from every person who intends to use the hot springs.
Mushemeza addressing the press yesterday in Sheema district noted that he will not tolerate this nonsense by the district officials who are hungry for money.
“Kitagata hot springs were predominantly free of charge to everyone who intended to use them so it’s nonsensical to charge people that huge amount of money,”Mushemeza explained.
Musiime Nicholas who hails from Kishabya in Shuuku Sub County told www.mknewslink.com that they have severally complained about the money charged by the district leadership.
“These are natural features which were created by God so the district has no moral authority whatsoever to tax or extort money from people who use the hot springs, “he added.
It should be noted that Sheema residents have for a long time been locked up in fights with district leadership over the re- development of Kitagata Hot springs.
Our efforts to get a comment from Jemmimah Buhanda the Sheema district boss were futile since she declined to pick our frequent calls.
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