Defending the proposal, Peter Musinguzi, a member on the District Education Committee observed that the Education department is unable to play its supervisory and monitoring role efficiently due to lack of transport.
Ikagobwa ordered Nkwasibwe to apologize for violating the rules of the council, which bar members from carrying firearm during plenary. Nkwasibwe declined to apologize, arguing that he has been carrying a firearm for the last 15 years without any case of misuse.
The tractors were their major sources of income since they would be hired to farmers to use them in ploughing their fields. The veterans would charge 70,000 shillings for each hectare ploughed, and would at least save 200, 000 shillings daily. However, the tractors are grounded and efforts to have them repaired have been futile.