Government plan to split Kasese District into four districts will face intense opposition from members of parliament from the District. Five out of six members in the August house have vowed to block governments intended plan.
The MP’s say the split is likely to deepen the crisis after the 2016 attack on the Omusinga Palace.
On Friday last week hell broke loose in a Kasese district council meeting as councilors brawled over a motion to split Kasese into four districts. The motion was in favor of the split-30 councilors for, and 24 opposed to the split, the speaker ruled.
Back at the August house, the decision will not go without a fight. A Lion’s share of MP’s from Kasese are opposed.
Kasese Municipality Legislator Robert Centenary argues; post 2018 attack on Rwenzururu palace, the split is a recipe for more divisions
“We are not going to allow the split of Kasese, this is not the time. The split will only cause more divisions since there is not logical reason supporting it.”
The MP’s say governments argument to enhance service delivery is likely to backfire.
“The proponents of the split are just selfish and serving their own interests, not those of Kasese,” Kasese Woman MP, Winnie Kiiza said.
The proposed districts comprise Hima that will cover Busongora North, Bwera district which is expected to comb Part of Bukonzo East and Bukonzo west.
The other district proposed is Katwe that will consume a share of Bukonzo East and Bukonzo west while Kasese municipality and Busongora North will remain as Kasese district.
However, on the sidelines there is also proposal by locals from Nyamugasani to curve a fifth district from Kasese.