District council recommended for the immediate transfer of the RDC.
By MORIS MUMBERE
Kasese: Kasese district council sitting, has today recommended for the immediate transfer of the Resident District Commissioner, Rtd. Maj. James Mwesigye for his alleged involvement in land disputes in the district.
The Motion mover who doubles as the district Councilor for Bwesumbu sub-county, Wilson Mbathulhagho said that, the RDC has always used his office to frustrate all possible means to amicably resolve land disputes between the cultivators and the pastoralists.
Mbathulhagho also faulted the RDC for using what he described as bad languages when referring to the people in the affected communities, like referring to the people as abooro literally meaning the poor people and are short like grass, and so forth.
It was on this ground that all the members of the opposition and the majority in council to vote in favor of removing the RDC in the district.
However, the district councilor for Bulembia Division, Richard Bomera and other NRM district councilors all walked out of the council blaming the district Speaker, Godfrey Bwambale Bwerere for being partisan.
Karusandara District Councilor, Godfrey Kasozi Dembe decided to grab the Mess and walked out with as a sign of being dissatisfied with the actions of the Opposition councilors.
In response, the RDC told the council that he had not done anything wrong other than implementing the 2007 Government Technical Team recommendations of demarcating boundaries.
Kasese Municipality Member of Parliament Robert centenary said that the RDC’s characters and conducts had escalated the land related disputes in the district.
Jackson Mbaju the area Member of Parliament hailed councilors for the proper recommendation which might bring peace in the district.
“ I equally I would support the motion for his transfer since he has over stayed and people no longer have trust in him” Jackson said.
He added that over 1000 acres in Muhokya sub county that government gave to cattle keepers and farmers none of the locals have an inch which has fueled locals continue acting in attacks to government security matters.