The Kabale Resident District Commissioner (RDC) Nandinda Darius and the District chairperson, Patrick Besigye Keihwa on Monday reunited before the ‘special’ district council meeting and promised towards working together the development of the district.
The meeting was organized by the district speaker, Loy Zikampereza to discuss the current crisis affecting the district leadership.
On May 30, 2019, the district council had recommended the transfer of the RDC for allegedly failing government programs in the district.
Days after the session, a section off other councilors petitioned Speaker Zikampereza to also censure district chairperson Keihwa over corruption, abuse of office and for stealing 15 bags of Irish potatoes seeds that were meant for the councilors. It’s alleged that the petition to censure the chairperson was largely facilitated by the RDC’s office.
However, later the two conflicting leaders were summoned by the Prime Minister Ruhakana Rugunda who told them to reunite for the good of the ruling Party National Resistance Movement (NRM).
“We met the prime minister, minister Bahati and Chris Baryomunsi and we resolved that we should work together, work for development,” Nandinda said before the district council session.
District council halts RDC’s impeachment plans
The councilors, after a two hour secret meeting with the RDC resolved to allow him progress with his work in the district, halting their earlier threats of having him impeached.
Kamuganguzi sub county councilor Julius Barusya had earlier in the morning read a petition before the council to have Nandinda impeached over corruption, excessive use of force on civilians and his poor methods of work in the district . However after the secret counsel session, they agreed to halt the impeachment campaign, focus on how to work for development.
Barusya told Watchdog Uganda that the RDC had promised to work with thecouncil and the whole district leadership in a renewed way.
However, the district speaker Zikampereza told the council session that she would consult other stakeholders to understand whether the council’s resolutions were in lines with the guidelines of the rules and regulations of the country.
She promised for her own decision on the 27thof June during the state of the district address council sitting.
The council session had attracted a lot of people and security personnel in the district, including the Kabale DPC Brian Ampeire, deputy RPC, DISO and both covert and overt security personnel.
Outside the council hall, police had deployed to calm down any indecent behavior, if any was reported.