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Nakaseke district office row deepens

By Vision Reporter

Added 31st May 2009 03:00 AM

THE wrangle over the location of Nakaseke district headquarters has taken a new twist with the council hiring a private lawyer to challenge the gazetting of Butalangu as the district main offices. Two residents petitioned the court, arguing that Nakaseke

THE wrangle over the location of Nakaseke district headquarters has taken a new twist with the council hiring a private lawyer to challenge the gazetting of Butalangu as the district main offices. Two residents petitioned the court, arguing that Nakaseke

By Frederick Kiwanuka

THE wrangle over the location of Nakaseke district headquarters has taken a new twist with the council hiring a private lawyer to challenge the gazetting of Butalangu as the district main offices.

An impromptu council meeting convened on Tuesday resolved that the budget be amended to accommodate sh10m for legal costs. Two residents petitioned the court, arguing that Nakaseke town should be the district headquarters.

The petition has forced the Electoral Commission to postpone indefinitely the Butalangu LC3 byelections which were to take place on May 21.

The council, presided over by the speaker, Divine Nakigudde, was informed the anti-Butalangu group had paid sh10m to an unnamed private lawyer who is also an MP.

Although the Government supports Butalangu for the district headquarters because of its central location, some residents led by the LC5 chairperson, Ignatius Koomu, prefer Nakaseke town which they say is stipulated in the clause that created the district four years ago.

However, in an apparent move to avoid the wrath of the councillors, Koomu disassociated himself from the petitioners.

Nakaseke district office row deepens

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