Kyotera Decides: Former Rakai District Speaker Charles Ziriddamu to steer new District ahead of General Elections

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Ziriddamu (L) being congratulated by Njuba whom he trounced

KYOTERA, Uganda: Council Members of the newly created Kyotera District have today exercised their initial obligation. The local legislators have seconded Charles Lubega Ziriddamu to hold the mantle for the six months as stipulated by the Electoral Commission.

Out of the 17 councilors who have participated in the elections at Kasaali, the Kyotera district headquarters, 13 have voted Ziriddamu whereas 04 have voted for Charles Njuba.

The district that was created on 1st July 2017 along with other new ones in the country has been part of Rakai district. The Rakai District Registrar Daniel Baguma conducted the elections among other officials and later declared Ziriddamu as the interim Chairman.

Ziriddamu who is the former Speaker of the mother district was accompanied by councilors and other residents who stormed the district headquarters in joy and excitement. The celebrations continued to Kyotera town and Kalisizo hence welcoming the new district.

Ziriddamu promised to work hand in hand with the entire local government workers so that Kyotera grows at a great speed. “I don’t have any intention of discriminating the employees, I instead want us to unite and develop Kyotera “, he said.

Ziriddamu being congratulated by his supporters

Njuba who is also a councilor representing Kyeebe Sub County conceded defeat saying politics is not war as some people may take it. “We have had a new house and we have elected the heir whom I’m very ready to work with. So, if we are in one house, I don’t expect any differences”, he said.

Njuba further congratulated his opponent upon winning the elections which he called a mere game. Kyotera district now consists of 11 sub counties though two Town Councils of Kasensero and Mutukula are also expected to be added along with another sub county of Nangoma which was created on President Museveni’s directives during 2016 campaigns.

The president made this offer after the several cries from Nangoma residents who said they had been tired of being isolated. Since Nangoma is an island, people in this area rarely received government services according to several residents.

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