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Bishop Reconciles Masindi District Leaders

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 negotiations.  

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.



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