Anger As M7 Finally Agrees To Split Kasese District
By Serestino Tusingwire
President Museveni has finally agreed to the proposal of splitting Kasese district in Western Uganda despite the controversies that has been surrounding it.
The proposal was presented to the President by NRM Councillors and opinion leaders during a meeting yesterday at State House, Entebbe.
This follows a motion presented to Parliament by the Cabinet in 2012 about the issue of splitting Kasese and later in 2014 when a report by the Committee of Parliament was presented with recommendations, that Cabinet should create more districts after the population census of 2014, starting with the large districts of Kasese, Kibaale, Wakiso, Arua and Kabale, which was approved by Parliament.
The President told the delegation from Kasese that as long as the NRM people are united and harmonized on the cause, it would be easy for him to push the matter to the Parliamentary Caucus.
“Once my people are together, I don’t have a problem,” he said.
Museveni further informed the NRM Party leaders that he agreed with the split of Kasese district because the district, with over a million people, cannot provide everyone with service delivery adding that decentralization removes friction based on sectarianism.
According to the proposal, the split of Kasese would address the issue of ethnic minorities, improve on service delivery and security and also improve on the supervision and monitoring of the Operation Wealth Creation project.