Wednesday, 5 December 2012
OMUSINGA OKAYS KASESE DISTRICT SPLIT
The Omusinga Charles Wesley Mumbere Iremangoma has Okayed the split of Kasese district into three in a guiding letter to the minister of Local Government.
There had been growing concerns among the people who are anti split after the Omusinga’s letter was leaked and posted on the social media last week.
However, the Kingdom spokesperson Patrick Nyamunungu confirmed to Kasese Guide Radio on phone this morning that the Omusinga wrote to the Local Government minister to guide him on how best the district can be split without causing any problems.
Nyamunungu says that in the letter dated October 1st 2012, the Omusinga guides the government to split the district basing on the vertical boundaries as proposed by the District Council in a resolution of October 201o.
On October 2010 the Kasese district council overwhelmingly resolved to create Rwenzori and Bwera districts out of the greater Kasese but the idea has been met with mixed reactions.
In the letter, the Omusinga cautions government not to make a mistake of creating any district based on the ethnicities adding that it would bring disharmony among the people.
He however advises that on affirmative action, a constituency be created to cater for the interests of the ethnic minorities of being represented in parliament.
However, the general secretary of the Forum for Democratic Change in Kasese district Johnson Kamalha who has been among the leading challengers of the split decline to comment when contacted by Kasese district.
Kamalha said that he will first consult more people before coming out with an official statement from FDC.