Kasenyi Landing Site Gets New BMU Executive

3980 Views Kasese, Uganda

In short
After three failed attempts to elect the new Beach Management Unit for Kasenyi landing site on Lake George in Kasese district, the new executive has been put in place.

After three failed attempts to elect the new Beach Management Unit for Kasenyi landing site on Lake George in Kasese district, the new executive has been put in place.
 
The term of office for the outgoing BMU executive at the landing site had expired December 2014.
 
The outgoing BMU was led by Hassan Bwambale who had been in office for the last four years.
 
The first attempt to elect the BMU leaders in February flopped when the district team led by Wilson Asaba the Assistant Chief Administrative Officer failed to call the meeting to order. It was reportedly due to the tribal differences in Kasese.
 
Another attempt last week by the same team failed to hold the elections because of the same differences since the registered voters could not agree on who should lead the BMU.
 
However, on Tuesday, it was discovered the differences had been settled at community level. All the conflicting groups had agreed that leadership be handed to the Bagabo since the Bakonzo have been leading for the last four years.
 
All the three competitive posts of Chairperson, Secretary and Treasurer had candidates elected unopposed since there was already a mutual understanding between the different communities.
Abu Mutasasira was elected unopposed as the BMU chairperson. He replaces Hassan Bwambale who ended his two terms in office.
 
Others elected unopposed Muhammed Mukasa as general secretary and Amidu Mutesa as the treasurer. They will lead a group of 10 members of the BMU executive.
 
Mutasasira promised to protect the fish breeding areas in order to increase the fish stocks in the lake.
 
Mutasasira also vowed to fight use of illegal fishing gears which has affected the fishing industry in Kasese and neighboring districts.
 
Hassan Bwambale the outgoing BMU Chairperson challenged the in-coming BMU executive to handle the problem of crocodile attacks which have claimed five lives since January.
 
Julius Baluku the Principal Fisheries officer said that five of the six landing sites have had new BMU executive committees elected.
 
He said that the BMU chairpersons, secretaries and treasurers will today be sworn in at the Kasese Chief Magistrates court.
 
The Assistant CAO Wilson Asaba warned the BMU leaders against conniving with fishermen to promote illegal fishing methods.