Motion to Split Burahya County Scrapped Off Order Paper

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Joseph Mashuhuko, the district councillor for Karambi Sub County says that the motion was scrapped because of illegalities.

The motion to split Burahya County, in Kabarole district, has been scrapped off the Order Paper by the business committee of the district council.

The committee which is made up of chairpersons of various standing committees is mandated to prepare the Order Paper of the council.  The District Council will sit on Wednesday.


On Tuesday, two councillors Edward Asiimwe representing Hakibaale Sub County and Gideon Ruta of Kasenda Sub County tabled before the Business Committee and Clerk to council the motion to divide Burahya County into two constituencies: North and South.

According to the motion, Burahya South will comprise of Sub Counties of Kasenda, Ruteete, Karangura, Kiguma, Mugusu, Karambi and town councils of Kasenda, Mugusu and Kiko.

Burahya North will have Kabende, Hakibaale, Busoro, Kicwamba, Harugongo, Bukuuku Sub Counties and Town Councils of Kijura and Karago.

However, Joseph Mashuhuko, the district councillor for Karambi Sub County says that the motion was scrapped because of illegalities.

For instance, he notes that in the motion, there are some Sub Counties and a Town Council that had in 2018 resolved to break away from Burahya County and join Fort Portal Municipality.

They are Karago Town Council, Karambi, Bukuku and Busoro sub-counties.

Mashuhuko says that the motion can only be added on the Order Paper if the Town Council and Sub Counties rescinded their resolutions.

However, Asiimwe vows to ensure that the motion is passed. He says that once Burahya is split, there will be more legislators from the district to Parliament which means more lobbying powers.

The two councillors are being supported by Burahya County Member of Parliament, Margaret Muhanga, who insists that once split it will become more manageable and hence improve service delivery.
  
 
 
 
 
 

 

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Christopher Tusiime
Christopher Tusiime is the URN Bureau Chief in Tooro. Districts of Kyenjojo, Kamwenge, Kabarole, Ntoroko, Bunyangabu and Kyegegwa, Kitagwenda and Fort Portal Tourism City fall under his docket.

Before joining URN, Tusiime first worked at The Observer newspaper for close to four years as an education reporter.