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Mengo backs Lukyamuzi

By Vision Reporter

Added 11th August 2005 03:00 AM

MENGO officials have supported the proposal by Lubaga South MP Ken Lukyamuzi for the creation of Mengo district.

By Josephine Maseruka

MENGO officials have supported the proposal by Lubaga South MP Ken Lukyamuzi for the creation of Mengo district.

They pledged total support to the MPs behind the amendment and prayed that they push for both the municipality and the district.

On Tuesday the Buganda Parliamentary Caucus, chaired by ethics minister Tim Lwanga, discussed Lukyamuzi’s proposed amendment and agreed not to fight it.

Dr. John Muyingo, the Mengo minister for education, yesterday said he wanted both the municipality and Mengo district, arguing that each had its advantages.
Muyingo gave an example of Kampala, which has both a district and a municipality.

He added, “Both the municipality and the district, once granted, would help in faster development of the education and sports system to the level that Mengo is targeting.”

Charles Peter Mayiga, the Mengo minister for information, said Mengo had no problem with the district, “because during our talks with the Central Government officials, we hinted on it.”

He added, “Once the principle of creating Mengo district is worked out, the details of its borders can follow. A district is better because it comes with a number services and financial backing. But if we are given a district and a municipality, so much the better. ”

Prince David Wassajja said it would help kingdom officials to do more strategic planning.

Mengo backs Lukyamuzi

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