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Apologise to Mwesige, Bunyangabu elders ask LC5 chairman

By Wilson Asiimwe

Added 15th November 2018 02:59 PM

The elders said recently that Mugarama made an error by blocking the commissioning of Katugunda Vocational Secondary School an initiative of the parents and Mwesige.

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Bunyangabu elders during a meeting recently they asked the LC5 chairman Mugarama to apologise to minister Adolf Mwesige. Photo by Wilson Asiimwe

The elders said recently that Mugarama made an error by blocking the commissioning of Katugunda Vocational Secondary School an initiative of the parents and Mwesige.

Bunyangabu elders in Bunyangabu district have asked the district LC5 chairman, Ategeka Mugarama to apoloigise to the minister of Defence and area Member of Parliament Adolf Mwesige.


The elders said recently that Mugarama made an error by blocking the commissioning of Katugunda Vocational Secondary School an initiative of the parents and Mwesige.


 During a recent meeting convened by the Bishop of Rwenzori Diocese, Reuben Kisembo at the district headquarters elders said  the political bickering in the district was affecting the development in the district.


The elders said there is need to devise strategies of developing the newly created district and also to find remedies to the continuing infighting and bickering among leaders.


Bishop Kisembo called the meeting with an aim of reconciling the two political figures in the district and asked them to work together for the good of the people.


Rev. Samwiri Baguma a retired clergy and chairman board of governors for Katugunda Secondary School noted that the bickering between politicians was not necessary at this time when the district still needs a lot of projects to increase the household incomes of the people.


“We have been irked by the bickering between the leaders and as elders, we are calling for reconciliation because we need development,” Rev. Samwiri said.


The elders have been accusing the district chairman Ategeka Mugarama of blocking projects initiated by the Bunyangabu Member of Parliament and Defence minister Adolf Mwesige.


“The district chairman should co-ordinate well with our MP so that we can get development because it is not proper for the chairman to block the projects lobbied by the MP,” Samwiri said.

“Our children have been walking long distances to access secondary schools as a community we mobilised ourselves and constructed two classroom blocks with the support of Adolf Mwesige but the chairman has been writing several correspondences to different offices blocking us from getting assistance,” Samwiri added.


Stephen Kyaligonza an elder said they were irked by the actions of Mugarama and accused him of frustrating developmental projects in the district.


“As elders we are not happy with what the chairman is doing he is blocking development he is frustrating our efforts to get a very good school he should come out and apologise to Minister Adolf Mwesige,” Kyaligonza said.


Mugarama has lately come under the spotlight for attacking Mwesige and blocking several central government projects lobbied by him.


There has been animosity between the two political figures from the district which came to the fore after Mugarama blocked the commissioning of Katugunda Polytechnic last month on grounds that he was not involved in the preparations.


However, Mugarama said he wrote to the state minister for higher education,  John Chrysostom Muyingo not to dare step in the district because he was not included on the programme to speak at the event.


“As a district chairman I could not accept the function to continue because I was not consulted and I was not aware of the function when I learnt about it I immediately wrote a letter and travelled to Kampala to block the minister,” Mugarama said.

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