Rwenzori Park Neighborhood Receives 167M

A group of female youths in Mbarara are preparing to petition the NRM Electoral Commission over unequal representation on the ruling party’s district committee.

The Mbarara delegates on Thursday elected the NRM district committee, stuff of which none of the elected members was female.

Natasha Daphine from Bubare sub county, story Rogers Katwesigye a youth councilor Kashare, online Anita Twebaze from Rwanyanyamahembe Kashari, and others were among the youths who complained bitterly on realizing that all the 5 seats on the mainstream committee were taken by men.

This they said was not only demeaning, but also undemocratic.

Anita Twebaze stressed that there should have been a seat or two reserved for females because it is difficult to women to compete with men in open campaigns.

She further revealed that they were working on a petition to the party’s electoral commission to see if this matter could be resolved.

The district registrar Yoram Kacumita however, told us that no position on the district committee was ring fenced for men and that all that women had to do was register and take part in the exercise.

“We cannot stop the election because women failed to contest. They never registered and neither did they seek for guidance. I saw some of them bringing in forms on the closing day,” he said.


Kacumita also asked the ladies to find solace in the fact that a seat is reserved for them on the district youth committee.

However, the reelected district committee chairman Jomo Mugabe described a committee without a woman representative as barren one, and promised to support the petitioners.


Rwenzori Mountains National Park (RMNP), viagra dosage has offered UgShs 167 million to the four districts surrounding the National Park.

Kasese district received a cheque worth UgShs 109m, visit this site Bundibugyo got Shs 29.4m, Kabarole Shs29.3 and Ntoroko district Shs2.9m.

Handing over the cheques on Wednesday at the Chairman boardroom, Kabarole, Guma Nelson, the Rwenzori Mountain National Park Conservation Area Manager said the money is 20% gate collection revenue sharing, meant to develop communities neighbouring the park.

He said the funds are meant to support 67 income generating projects which include goat rearing, apiary, poultry, apple growing and cattle keeping among others focusing on improving the livelihoods of the communities adjacent to the park.

Richard Rwabuhinga, Kabarole District chairman commended UWA for giving back to the communities.

He noted that this has not only strengthened the relationship, but also helps communities adjacent to the park appreciate and realize the importance of the park and how to protect it.

Kabarole RDC, Steven Asiimwe warned the district leaders in charge of finance against swindling the money.

He noted that the money should not disappear in the district IFM computer system.

“I have received several reports that many civil servants have not been paid because of the system and yet other districts got their pay,” Asiimwe said.

“We are now in a political season and the money shouldn’t be used for campaigns but only for their intended purpose,” the RDC said.

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