Members of Parliament from Kasese district insist that there is no need to split the district as proposed by government and say that they will oppose it if the proposal is tabled before parliament.
Busongora North MP, William Nzoughu, says that the people of Kasese were consulted and that a majority are opposed to the split of the district.
Nzoghu says that it’s only parliament which has the mandate to create a new district in conjunction with the district however the district council in august this year opposed the idea. Bukonzo West MP, Atkins Katusabe, says that government should respect the people stand which opposed the curving out of Kasese district for other three new districts.
President Yoweri Museveni agreed to a proposal of splitting Kasese into more three districts which include Bwera, Kikorongo and Hima out of Kasese after plea from the NRM party leaders from Kasese district who meet him recently at state house Entebbe despite of a district council resolution blocking the split.
Kasese district voted only members of parliament belonging to the forum for democratic change in the 10th Parliament.