MPs bitter over districts
Posted Wednesday, January 16 2013 at 02:55
Members of Parliament from Kibaale District have expressed mixed reactions over President Museveni’s decision to suspend the creation of new districts proposed by the Ministry of Local Government.
The President announced the decision while meeting the Bunyoro parliamentary caucus at his country home in Rwakitura, Kiruhura District ,last week. Ms Robinah Nabanjja, the Kibaale Woman MP, told the Daily Monitor that the President said he would consult Cabinet, even though the parliamentary Committee for Local Governments had completed its report.
“I felt like collapsing because all Kibaale leaders had agreed about the creation of Kagadi and Kakumiro districts,” said Ms Nabanjja, adding that they would mobilise residents and convey the information.
“I call a spoon a spoon and a spade a spade. This is enough because we are being deceived day and night yet we vote for the NRM party 90 per cent.” The State Minister for Finance in-charge of Planning, Mr Matia Kasaija, who refused to talk to the Press on the matter, had earlier said the Shs2.2 billion allocated for the districts would be sent back to the Treasury.
The President’s decision comes after residents last week threatened to demonstrate by walking naked but their move was foiled by anti-riot police.