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Nakaseke LC5 chief defies government over office location

By Vision Reporter

Added 19th May 2006 03:00 AM

NAKASEKE LC5 chief Ignatius Koomu has said he will not take the district headquarters to the Government-proposed site at Butalangu, contradicting area MP Hajat Syda Bbumba (right).

NAKASEKE LC5 chief Ignatius Koomu has said he will not take the district headquarters to the Government-proposed site at Butalangu, contradicting area MP Hajat Syda Bbumba (right).

By Frederick Kiwanuka
NAKASEKE LC5 chief Ignatius Koomu has said he will not take the district headquarters to the Government-proposed site at Butalangu, contradicting area MP Hajat Syda Bbumba (right).
Koomu said at his swearing-in on Monday that he would take the headquarters to Nakaseke Saza headquarters.
“The law stipulates that a district shall be named after its headquarters. I am therefore going to take my office to Nakaseke because I do not want to be outside the law,” Koomu said at the ceremony that was held at Butalangu.
After the main ceremony, Koomu invited the people to Nakaseke Ssaza headquarters, where he served them food and drinks.
Butalangu, formerly a bush, which is already being developed, was chosen by the mother Luweero district council because of its central location in the newly-created Nakaseke district .
The choice of Butalangu excited the cattle keeping tribes in northern Nakaseke because of its easy access, but annoyed the predominant Baganda population in the south of the district, who preferred Nakaseke.
Koomu, an independent who was unopposed after his NRM opponent, Sempala Kigozi was disqualified over forged academic certificates, said the choice of Butalangu was a manipulation by Bumba and the interim executive.
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Nakaseke LC5 chief defies government over office location

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