The warring parties reconciled on Monday during a meeting that was chaired by the Bishop of Kitara Diocese Rt. Rev. George William Kasangaki at Nyamigisa catholic parish headquarters.
The Masindi LCV Chairperson Cosmas Byaruhanga has reconciled with
district councilors, ending a one-month standoff.
The warring parties reconciled on Monday during a meeting that was chaired by the
Bishop of Kitara Diocese Rt. Rev. George William Kasangaki at Nyamigisa
catholic parish headquarters.
Bishop Kasangaki on Tuesday said that both parties accepted to work together
for the development of the district. He added that the councilors also agreed
to withdraw their petition of impeaching Byaruhanga.
According to a source, the reconciliatory meeting was attended by 21 councilors
out of the 23 councilors.
The reconciliatory meeting was also attended by Father Paul Bigirwa the
Episcopal vicar Masindi vicariate, Sheik Hahaya Mugisa Safian, the district
Khadhi Masindi and Pastor Robert Kibuuka from Masindi Miracle among others.
On Tuesday last week Byaruhanga stormed out of a meeting meant to resolve the
conflict between district officials and the Chief Administrative officer-CAO
Masindi John Nyakahuma.
The meeting which had been organized by the State Minister for Bunyoro Affairs
Ernest Kiiza was convened at the offices of the Masindi Resident District
Commissioner Godfrey Nyakahuma.
Byaruhanga says that he stormed out of the meeting citing the impartiality of
Kiiza and the venue that he says was not neutral ground to enable smooth
Two weeks ago, thirteen of the 23 district councilors signed a
petition asking the district Council Speaker, Moses Kiirya to convene a council
for Byaruhanga’s impeachment.
The councilors accuse Byaruhanga for among other things failing to
run the affairs of the district due to endless clashes with civil servants,
locking the office of the Chief Administrative Officer-CAO and preventing the
CAO, John Nyakahuma from accessing his offices paralyzing operations.
The petition was later rejected by the district Council speaker
Moses Kiirya on grounds that the councilors did not follow the right procedures
when signing the petition.
Kiirya explained that according to the rules of procedure of the local
government councils, all petitions have to be filed in his presence, which he
says was not the case with the councilor’s petition.