Apolot Christine, the Kumi Woman Member of Parliament and head of the Public Service and Local Government Committee mentioned that although the government is actively engaged in facilitating the relocations of all districts, Mbale's situation differs due to the insufficient land for the new administration unit.
Speaking at an Open Court Day at the Mbale High Court on Wednesday, the Principle Judge Dr. Flavian Zeija said that the judiciary is ready to establish a regional court of appeal for the Eastern part of the country but they are still looking for land.
During the meeting held at the Mbale district headquarters Wednesday, 15 out of the 26 clan heads voted to confirm Mudoma as their cultural leader. However, some members of Wagabyalire’s faction, including its leader, stormed out of the meeting prematurely in protest against the decision.
According to Masuba, the fire spread quickly through the market due to the presence of flammable materials and the narrow alleys between the shops, making it difficult for firefighters to get the blaze under control.
Over 2000 bamboo trees have so far been planted across the sub-counties that are more prone to landslides in a campaign that is intended to reforest the district but also prevent encroachment on the Mt Elgon forest for Bamboo shoots locally known as Maleewa.