Kabarole Deputy Resident District Commissioner, Festus Bandeeba, says that they had initially planned to use the money to buy relief food for vulnerable people in the district. He says accounting officers in various Sub counties and town councils had already submitted lists of the beneficiaries but they were asked to deposit the money on the consolidated funds account.
Kayondo was competing against Richard Muhumuza, the former Fort Portal Municipality West Division Chairperson and Gombolola Internal Security Officer – GISO. Kayondo garnered 5,830 votes while Muhumuza got 7,903 votes.
Fort Portal Municipality East Division L.C.III chairperson Willy Magezi told the residents that it would be a great loss if the minister considered the petition of Karambi leaders without hearing from the voters.
Through their lawyers, Byamukama, Kaboneke and Co. Advocates, the leaders argue that the resolution by Kabarole district council to create Fort Portal Tourism City by annexing Karambi Sub County to Fort Portal Municipality was illegal and shouldn’t be considered by the ministry.
This stems from the proposal to annex Karambi Sub County in Burahya County to the Municipality. The annexation of Karambi is supported by Kabarole LC 5 Chairperson, Richard Rwabuhinga and Fort Portal Municipality Member of Parliament - MP, Alex Ruhunda. However, Burahya County MP Margaret Muhanga is against the annexation.