Kisoro District Council Rejects Proposal to Create Bukimbiri District

KISORO: The Kisoro district council has today rejected the proposal presented by the Nyanamo town council LC5 woman councilor, Juliet Kamusiime seeking approval for the formation of Bukimbiri district separate from Kisoro District.

Kamusiime’s motion to establish Bukimbiri District was seconded by Byamugisha Deus, the LCV councilor for Rubuguri town council during the council session at Kisoro district headquarters.

Kamusiime, during her presentation, argued that the residents of Bukimbiri County have consistently expressed a desire for their own administration. She cited issues of compromised service delivery in the area, attributing it to tribal segregation in job allocation and resource distribution within the district.

She highlighted Bukimbiri’s wealth of natural resources and tourism sites, emphasizing the potential for generating revenue to fuel the development of the proposed district. Kamusiime proposed that, if established, Bukimbiri’s district headquarters would be located in Rubuguri town council, and new sub-counties would be created.

Despite Kamusiime’s impassioned plea, the motion faced a setback as per the advice of the Chief Administrative Officer, Hajji Badru Mayanja. Mayanja recommended conducting consultations with the lower government units in Bukimbiri County before proceeding with the motion. He also reminded the councilors that the creation of new town councils had been prohibited by parliament.

In response to this guidance, the district Speaker, Amos Hakizmana, made the ruling that the motion should be forwarded to sub-counties and town councils in Bukimbiri sub-county for Local councilors to review and deliberate on the proposal before it can be presented again to the district council for approval.