Councilors Vote to Rid Kasese RDC

Kasese district Councillors have turned against their RDC Rtd. Maj. James Mwesigye and resolved to have him transferred over the increased land disputes.

In 2007, nurse Government offered 1000 acres of land in Muhokya near Mubuku Prisons to the farmers and pastoralists but recommended surveying to indicate the boundaries to prevent land conflicts.

Angry Councillors during a council sitting on Friday heard that the RDC brought a surveyor and demarcated the land without the involvement of the District Surveyors, pill the Land Board and other stakeholders thus fueling more disputes between the farmers and pastoralist.

The Motion to transfer RDC Mwesigye was moved by Bwesumbu sub-county councilor Wilson Mbathulhagho saying instead of solving the land wrangles, dosage the RDC continued to frustrate tillers and pastoralists.

Mbathulhagho also revealed that RDC was using abusive language referring to the locals as poor, something that prompted council to support the motion for his transfer.

District Speaker, Godfrey Bwambale Bwerere subjected the motion to voting and majority supported it; but Richard Bomera and few members of NRM stormed out accusing the speaker of partisanship.

In his defense, the RDC denied any wrongdoing saying he was implementing the 2007 Government technical team recommendations.

Kasese Municipality MP Robert Centenary celebrated council resolution saying the RDC’s conduct had escalated land wrangles in the district.


Jackson Mbaju MP Busongora South says the resolution to transfer RDC Mwesigye from Kasese has been long overdue.

He says giving pastoralists huge chunks of land and denying cultivators land ignited conflicts noting that his transfer will bring peace and harmony in the district.

The Speaker said the resolution will be sent to office of the president for consideration.

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