Museveni agrees to split Kasese into 4 districts



Ugandan president Yoweri Museveni has agreed to a proposal to have Kasese split into four different districts.

The proposal which was tabled in a meeting with the Kasese District National Resistance Movement (NRM) caucus, the NRM Executive Committee together with selected opinion leaders at Statehouse Entebbe on Wednesday evening seeks to have four districts of Bwera, Hima, Kasese and Katwe.

The parties agreed that the move is for the benefit of all as it 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.

“I agree with the split of Kasese district because the district, with over a million people, cannot provide everyone with service delivery, decentralization removes friction based on sectarianism,” said Museveni during the meeting which ended on Wednesday night.

In 2014 a parliamentary committee report 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.

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