30 March 2010

Uganda: Buyende Officials Ask for More Cars

Kampala — The administration of the newly-created Buyende district is facing transportation problems after its mother district, Kamuli, gave them only one vehicle.

Speaking at a council meeting at the district headquarters last week, the LC5 chairman, Michael Kanaku, demanded that Kamuli releases more vehicles for Buyende.

He noted that Kamuli gave them one old double cabin pick-up truck which is used to ferry public address systems to functions, leaving other active departments like education, health and production without transport.

"Under normal circumstances, the mother district retains two-thirds of the district's assets as the new one gets a third. We need more vehicles from Kamuli to solve the transport problem," Kanaku noted.

He promised to mobilise stakeholders for talks over the matter, saying if diplomacy failed, the law would take its course.

The chief administrative officer, David Kyeyago, said the start-up funds would be used to rehabilitate the district headquarters, purchase solar panels and office equipment.

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